Hume Texts Online

Peter Millican’s Papers and Talks on Hume and Early Modern Philosophy

Peter Millican is Gilbert Ryle Fellow and Professor of Philosophy at Hertford College, University of Oxford. He is a member of both the Oxford Faculties of Philosophy and Computer Science. From 1985 until 2005 he lectured in Philosophy and Computing at the University of Leeds, where he founded the Electronic Text Centre and started the “Leeds Hume Project” from which davidhume.org developed. In 2005 he moved to Oxford University, and from 2005 until 2010 he was Co-Editor of the journal Hume Studies.

(Please note that this page is under continuous development, and makes no claim to completeness. In particular, I have not yet made any attempt to include unpublished talks beyond 2011, though I hope to do so before too long. Some earlier items are listed but not yet included on the website, usually because they have proved hard to track down. For a selection of papers on other topics - e.g. Ethics, Philosophy of Computing, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Religion - please go to PAPERS ON OTHER TOPICS.)

Most of these files are in “PDF” form, to maintain platform independence. Any PowerPoint slides have been reduced to six or twelve per page, and are available in both a colour and a greyscale form (the former for viewing, the latter for printing).

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1999

  • Hume Conference, University of Cork (July)

1998

1997

  • “Induction”
    Encyclopaedia of Empiricism, eds. Don Garrett and Edward Barbanell, Greenwood Press, pp. 180-8
  • “Knowledge”
    Encyclopaedia of Empiricism, eds. Don Garrett and Edward Barbanell, Greenwood Press, pp. 202-5
  • “Logic”
    Encyclopaedia of Empiricism, eds. Don Garrett and Edward Barbanell, Greenwood Press, pp. 215-7
  • “Garrett on Reason and Induction”
    Hume Conference, University of Monterey (July-August)

1996

  • Hume, Induction, and Probability
    PhD thesis, University of Leeds, pp. 294 + xv (unlike previous versions, this has been carefully prepared to ensure that the pagination corresponds almost exactly with the original, enabling the final indexes to be used)
  • Comments on Graciela De Pierris, “Causality as a Philosophical Relation in Hume”
    Hume Conference, University of Nottingham (July)

1995

1993

1992

  • (paper on induction)
    Hume Conference, University of Nantes

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1986

1982