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David Hume Symposium SS 2011

This term's BGECS lecture took the form of a syposium which was held on Wednesday, the 25th of May 2011 at the University of Bonn's dies academicus.

 «Human Nature is the only science of man; and yet has been hitherto the most neglected.»

Hume 2010

David Hume on his 300th Birthday

PROF. DR. RUDOLF LÜTHE (Koblenz-Landau)
Das Herz des Wissens – Zum methodischen Konzept einer historischen ‚Natur‘-Wissenschaft vom Menschen bei David Hume

Versuch einer skeptischen Tropologie – Humes philosophische Geschichtsschreibung

Das Wunder des Glaubens – Zur Religionskritik David Humes

From our invitation:

"300 years ago, on May 7, 1711, the philosopher David Hume was born. On the occasion of his birthday, the Bonn Group for Eighteenth-Century Studies (BGECS) presents a colloquium which is dedicated to his historical anthropology, the literary communication of his (hi)storytelling as well as Hume’s philosophical stance towards religion. This “Happy Birthday Song” is meant to introduce Hume-novices to the philosopher’s encompassing oeuvre and to – hopefully – bring ‘his’ century close to them."

Following the lectures people had the opportunity to meet the members of BGECS and learn more about their work.