SVC Dean to Deliver Keynote Address at International Conference

by Public Relations | Oct 25, 2019

LATROBE, PA – On Saturday, Nov. 2, Dr. Margaret Watkins, dean of Saint Vincent College’s School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and professor of philosophy, will deliver the keynote presentation at the 8th International Hume Conference at Oxford Brookes University in Oxford, England. Watkins’ presentation is entitled “Assaying Hume’s ‘Essays’: On Things We Wish Unsaid.”

Dr. Margaret Watkins headshotWatkins’ presentation will follow those of speakers from Prague, Czechoslovakia, University College London, the University of Cologne and the University of Cambridge.

A member of the Executive Committee of the Hume Society, Watkins has presented at nearly 50 professional conferences and has had more than a dozen scholarly articles published. Her book “The Philosophical Progress of Hume’s ‘Essays’” was published by Cambridge University Press in December 2018.

Watkins joined the Saint Vincent College faculty in 2009 and has taught more than a dozen different courses in philosophy and ethics, from introductory to the senior and honors levels. She was named dean of the School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in February after a six-month stint as interim dean.

A Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude graduate of the College of William and Mary, Watkins earned her Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame, with her doctoral dissertation entitled “The Autonomous Hume: On the Search for the Kantian Moral Motive in Hume’s Moral Philosophy.”


PHOTO: Dr. Margaret Watkins, professor of philosophy and dean of the School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences



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