Lecture: David Hume (1711 - 1776)
University of Virginia's Professor Jorge Secada provided the celebratory lecture on David Hume, leader of the Scottish Enlightenment, arguably Scotland's most accomplished son, a philosopher whose contributions revolutionized philosophical thinking, and whose influence continues to the present day. Prof Secada, chairman of the Corcoran Department of Philosophy at the University of Virginia, is a Peruvian national educated in Peru, the U.S., and England. He is the author of Cartesian Metaphysics: the Late Scholastic Origins of Modern Philosophy, as well as numerous papers and reviews in the philosophical literature.
The works of David Hume, philosopher and historian, speak to many people of different interests and professions, as well as professional philosophers. David Hume's major philosophical works are: A Treatise of Human Nature (1739-1740); Enquiry concerning Human Understanding (1748); Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals (1751); as well as the posthumously published Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion (1779).
The dinner and lecture was held at the Arts Club of Washington's President James Monroe's House, 2017 I Street, Washington DC 20006, on March 18", 2006.