The Hume Society invites all persons interested
in the philosophy and writings of David Hume to become a member.
Founded in 1974, the Hume Society is an international organization with
approximately 600 members around the world. The purpose of the Society is
to stimulate scholarship on all aspects of Hume's writings.
The Society holds regular meetings, called "Hume
Conferences," at least once every two years, group meetings at the
Canadian Philosophical Association meetings and the Eastern, Central and
Pacific Division meetings of the American Philosophical Association, and
special meetings held either independently or jointly sponsored with
David Hume was the son of a minor Scottish landowner. His family wanted
him to become a lawyer, but he felt an "insurmountable resistance to
everything but philosophy and learning". Mr. Hume attended Edinburgh
University, and in 1734 he moved to a French town called La Fleche to
pursue philosophy. He later returned to Britain and began his literary
career. As Hume built up his reputation, he gained more and more political