CFA: Wittgenstein’s lectures, Cambridge 1930-1933: text and context

Submission deadline: October 27, 2014

Conference date(s):
May 18, 2015 - May 22, 2015

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Conference Venue:

Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, University of Iowa
Iowa City, United States

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Early career scholars (defined as those who, as of September 1, are within fifteen years of receiving a PhD) are invited to apply to present a paper.  One person will be selected, on the basis of an abstract (250-500 words) and a copy of a current cv, which should be submitted as a single PDF attachment to an email addressed to to [email protected] by October 27, 2014.  A decision will be announced by November 21. 

The paper proposed in the abstract should address some aspect of Wittgenstein’s 1930-33 lectures. A detailed description of those lectures can be found in Moore’s ‘Wittgenstein’s Lectures in 1930-33,’ first published in three parts in Mind in 1954-55, and reprinted in Wittgenstein, Philosophical Occasions. Students’ notes from those lectures have been published in Wittgenstein’s Lectures, Cambridge 1930-1932, ed. Desmond Lee and the first part of Wittgenstein’s Lectures, Cambridge 1932-1935, ed. Alice Ambrose. Further information about the lectures and the forthcoming edition can be found in Stern, Citron and Rogers “Moore’s notes on Wittgenstein’s lectures, Cambridge 1930-1933: Text, Context, and Content.”  Nordic Wittgenstein Review #2 2013, pp. 161-179, available by open access online from

The early career scholar who is selected to present a paper at the symposium will be given immediate access to the full text of the forthcoming edition of Moore’s lecture notes, and will be expected to submit a completed paper by April 1, 2015. The selected participant's expenses and accommodation during the symposium will be fully covered.

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