Shining a light on our Occasional Papers

Fellows in the garden at IASH

Since 1991, the Institute has published papers, lectures and scripts by Fellows as part of our Occasional Papers. Previously only produced in limited print runs, we can now offer fully accessible PDF versions to download and enjoy, thanks to the tireless work of undergraduate intern Jana Phillips. Papers available include selections from the 2009 Dialogues with Darwin series, highlights from 2011's Dialogues with Hume, and papers by alumni such as the former Minister of Foreign Affairs for Belarus Ivan Antonovich and the former Governor-General of Australia Sir Ninian Stephen.


Constitutions, Sir Ninian Stephen & Indigenous Peoples, Sir Paul Reeves, 1993
ISBN 0 9514854 3 1. Download PDF version here.


Family Values in the Mediterranean, Peter Jones, 1994
ISBN 0 9514854 6 6. Download PDF version here.


Post-Communist Transition: Realities and Perspectives, Ivan Antonovich, 1996
ISBN 0 9514854 7 4. Download PDF version here.


Value, Values and the British Army, Patrick Mileham, 1996
ISBN 0 9514854 8 2. Download PDF version here.


Commonwealth Lectures, ed. Peter Jones, 1997
ISBN 0 9514854 9 0. Download PDF version here.


Darwin’s Voyage: CircumnavigationWorld History and the Sublime, Ian Duncan, 2009
ISBN 978-0-9532713-4-4. Download PDF version here.


Darwin in Scotland, David Fergusson, 2009
ISBN 978-0-9532713-5-1. Download PDF version here.


Charles Darwin – Some Scottish Connections, Walter M. Stephen, 2009
ISBN 978-0-9532713-6-8. Download PDF version here.


Edinburgh and Darwin’s Expression of the Emotions, Gregory Radick, 2009
ISBN 978-0-9532713-7-5. Download PDF version here.


An Evolving Creation, John Polkinghorne, 2009
ISBN 978-0-9532713-8-2. Download PDF version here.


Conversation: and the Reception of David Hume, Peter Jones, 2011
ISBN 978-0-9532713-9-9. Download PDF version here.


Gathering Uncertainties. A conversation between playwright Linda McLean and Susan Manning, 2011
ISBN 978-0-9568610-0-9. Download PDF version here.


Hume and Searle – the is/ought gap vs. speech act theory, Daniel Schulthess, 2011
ISBN 978-0-9568610-1-6. Download PDF version here.


Hume’s intellectual development – an overview, James Harris, 2011
ISBN 978-0-9568610-2-3. Download PDF version here.


Reason, Induction and Causation in Hume’s Philosophy, Don Garrett and Peter Millican, 2011
ISBN 978-0-9568610-3-0. Download PDF version here.


The Enlightened Virago: Princess Dashkova through the Eyes of Others, Georgina Barker, 2019
ISBN 978-0-9532713-0-6. Download PDF version here.


If you require any of our Occasional Papers in an alternative format, such as large print or on a coloured background, please contact Ben Fletcher-Watson at or +44 (0) 131 650 4671.