Wittgenstein on Concept-Formation and the Limits of the Empirical

December 16, 2011 - December 17, 2011
University of Vienna

Large Conference Room
Augasse 2-6


  • Conceptus - Verein zur Förderung Analytischer Philosophie

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Friday, 16th of December 2011: 4.00 – 6.00

4.00 – 4.15
Welcome Address
Gabriele M. Mras (WU)
4.15. – 5.15
KEYNOTE: There are Facts and there are Facts: Wittgenstein versus Searle
Danièle Moyal-Sharrock
(President of the British Wittgenstein Society, University of Hertfordshire)
5.15  – 6.00
Location: WU University of Economics, Vienna,
H.2.19 (UZA 1/2nd floor/A)

Saturday, 17th of December 2011 : 10.45 - 05.20

10.45 – 11.25
Concepts, Facts and Problems
Richard Raatzsch (EBS Wiesbaden)
11.35 – 12.15
Thought Experiments and Ordinary Situations
Nenad Miscevic (CEU Budapest, University of Maribor)
12.35 – 1.15
‘Reddish Green’ – Wittgenstein on Concepts and Limits of the Arbitrariness
Bernhard Ritter (University of Klagenfurt)
Session Chair: Gabriele M. Mras
2.30 – 3.10
Ordinary Language and the Collapse of the Fact-Value Dichotomy?
Eckehart Köhler (University of Vienna)
3.20 – 4.00
Wittgenstein on Concept Formation and the Significance of Imagining Alternative Forms of Life
Gabriele M. Mras (WU)
4.10 – 4.50
Stroud on Logical Necessity and General Facts of Nature
Frederik Gierlinger (WU)
5.00  – 5.20
Final Discussion
Session Chair: Bernhard Ritter, Stefan Riegelnik
Location:  WU University of Economics, Vienna: Large Conference Room (UZA 1/2nd floor/D)

Anyone interested is very welcome to attend but we would ask for registration by sending an email to [email protected] (+43-1-31336-4166)

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