Margaret Watkins


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Ruane Center for the Humanities 147

Brief Biography:

Margaret Watkins joined Providence College as Dean of the Arts and Sciences in 2023. She specializes in early modern ethics and aesthetics, with a focus on David Hume. Watkins is president of the Hume Society and was the 2018 David Hume Fellow at the Institute for the Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh. She earned the PhD in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame and is the author of The Philosophical Progress of Hume’s Essays, published by Cambridge University Press.