Angela Coventry

Associate Professor of Philosophy 

Office: FAB 175-12
Phone: 503-725-5575


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Angela Coventry is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Portland State University. She received her PhD from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2004. Prior to coming to teach at PSU in 2004, she taught at the University of Arizona. Her major area of research includes Early Modern Philosophy (17th and 18th Century Continental and British). Angela is the author of two books: Hume's Theory of Causation: A Quasi-Realist Interpretation, Continuum Studies in British Philosophy, Continuum Books (cloth 2006; paperback 2008) and Hume: A Guide for the Perplexed, Continuum Books (2007; translated into Portuguese 2009, second edition 2012). In addition she has published several articles and book reviews in journals such as Hume Studies, Locke Studies, Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy, History of Philosophy Quarterly, Mind and The European Legacy.

She is currently preparing an edition of Hume's Treatise of Human Nature for Broadview Press and co-editing two books, The Humean Mind (with Alex Sager) for Routledge, and David Hume: Morals, Politics, and Society (with Andrew Valls) for Yale University Press.

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Angela also serves as the co-editor of the journal Hume Studies

Angela is the former Executive Vice President-Treasurer of The Hume Society, an international organization whose purpose is to stimulate scholarship on all aspects of Hume's thought and writings:  

Angela is the category editor for "David Hume" at 'PhilPapers':