Schedule of Sessions

Friday, April 8

4:30-4:45 pm
Welcoming remarks by Wake Forest University President Thomas Hearn

4:45-6:15 pm
Gerald J. Postema (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill): “Whence Avidity? Hume's Psychology and the Origins of Justice”
Session Chair: Michael Ridge (University of Edinburgh)

Saturday, April 9

9-10:30 am
Elizabeth Radcliffe (Santa Clara University): “Naturalism and Cognitivism in Hume's Metaethics”
Session Chair: Geoffrey Sayre-McCord (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill)

10:45 am-12:15 pm
Don Garrett (New York University): “Hume's Naturalistic Theory of Representation”
Session Chair: Antonia Lolordo (University of Virginia)

2-3:30 pm
Louis Loeb (University of Michigan-Ann Arbor): “Psychology, Epistemology, and Skepticism in Hume's Argument about Induction”
Session Chair: Alex Rosenberg (Duke University)

4-5:30 pm
Barry Stroud (University of California-Berkeley): “The Constraints of Humean Naturalism”
Session Chair: Doug Jesseph (North Carolina State University)

Sunday, April 10

9-10:30 am
Jane McIntyre (Cleveland State University): Title TBA
Session Chair: Paul Russell (University of British Columbia )

Seminar Information

The 2005 Hester seminar is one of an occasional series of seminars hosted by the Wake Forest University Philosophy Department. The seminar will be held at Graylyn conference center near the Wake Forest University campus. The conference center website is The seminar will be open to registered participants only. The registration fee of $350 covers access to all seminar sessions, a room for two nights in Graylyn, and meals (including two dinner banquets). The number of openings for registrants is very limited, and will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, or for more information on the seminar, contact Professor Adrian Bardon at or (336) 758-4086. Prospective registrants should include their name, institutional affiliation, email, office phone, and mailing address.


Graylyn Conference Center

WFU Philosophy Department, P.O.Box 7806, Winston-Salem, NC 27109
Phone: 336-758-5359, Fax:336-758-7183,

Hester seminar on Hume's Naturalism

April 8-10, 2005, Graylyn conference center
Wake Forest University