Hume’s Dialogues: a Symposium
Wednesday May 17th 2017
David Hume’s Dialogues concerning Natural Religion were not published until after his death, probably because of the controversy they were expected to cause. Since their publication there have been deep and wide ranging changes in philosophy, but the Dialogues have retained their ability to generate intense philosophical debate. They remain, arguably, the single most important work ever to be published in the philosophy of religion.
The third and final event in the CSSP’s 2016-17 program will be a symposium on the Dialogues. Visiting research fellows David Fergusson (Professor of Divinity at Edinburgh University) and Naoki Yajima (Professor of Philosophy at International Christian University, Tokyo) will present short papers on themes from the Dialogues, along with Gordon Graham, Director of the CSSP. The papers will be followed by an opportunity for general discussion.
The symposium, which is open to all and free of charge, will take place on Wednesday 17th May from 2 -5pm in the Alumnus Room of Princeton Seminary Library.