Humeaninsm and its Critics

Humeaninsm and its Critics

Workshop in Cologne
20/1 June 2014

DFG Research Group Causation | Laws | Dispositions | Explanation

Fr. 20 June:

9:00 – 10:10 Alastair Wilson (Birmingham): “Flexible Humeanism: the best of both worlds?”

10:20 – 11:30 Vera Hoffmann-Kolss (Köln): “Humeanism and the Problem of Intrinsic Causation”.

11:50 – 13:00 Andreas Hüttemann (Köln): “What’s Wrong with Humeanism?”

14:30 – 15:40 Thomas Müller (Konstanz): “Possibility as uncertainty of self-location? On the limits of a neo-Humean idea”

15:50 – 17:00 Benjamin Smart (Johannesburg): “Hypertemporal Humeanism – How the Humean Can Accommodate an Open Future”

17:10 – 18:20 Matt Tugby (Durham, UK): “Governing versus Non-Governing Conceptions of Laws”.

Sat: 21 June

9:00- 10:10 Marius Backmann (Konstanz): „Tensed Laws, Non-eternalist Humanism and Justification of Induction“

10:20 – 11:30 Elisabeth Miller (Harvard/Birmingham): tba

11:50 – 13:00 Wolfgang Schwarz (ANU): “A Humean interpretation of the Everett interpretation”

Please send an email to by the end of May to express your interest to participate. We can unfortunately offer only a limited number of places.

Travel grants
We will be able to offer a restricted number of travel grants (up to 250 Euros each). PhD students and advanced M.A. students are encouraged to apply for these grants by submitting a short letter of motivation (200 words) and a short CV. The deadline is 10 May 2014. Please send the applications to