13th Annual Conference of the Nordic Wittgenstein Society

June 17, 2024 - June 18, 2024
Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki

Fabianinkatu 24A

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13TH Annual Conference of the Nordic Wittgenstein Society

Wittgenstein: Aspects and Interpretations

Helsinki, Finland, June 17–18 2024


Questions related to aspect-seeing and interpretation occupied Ludwig Wittgenstein throughout his philosophical career – all the way from the Necker cube of the Tractatus to the duck-rabbit of the “Philosophy of Psychology – A Fragment”, previously known as Part II of the Philosophical Investigations. In the latter, Wittgenstein asks, “Do I really see something different each time, or do I only interpret what I see in a different way?” (PPF § 248.) The purpose of the 13th Annual Conference of the Nordic Wittgenstein Society, Wittgenstein: Aspects and Interpretations, is to provide a platform for philosophers to discuss this and related questions in Wittgenstein’s work. The title of the conference may also be read as pointing to different aspects and interpretations of Wittgenstein’s philosophy itself, which is notoriously difficult to decipher and has given rise to a number of interpretative traditions. Topics to be discussed may thus include but are not limited to:

·       aspects, aspect-seeing, and aspect-blindness

·       perception and the role of concepts therein

·       method of projection

·       interpretation and its limits

·       rule-following

·       interpretative reception of Wittgenstein

·       influences of different philosophical traditions in Wittgenstein’s work.

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