Virtual Conference: Wittgenstein in Times of Crisis

May 28, 2020 - December 31, 2020

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New York University
University of East Anglia
University of California, Berkeley

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The ongoing global Covid-19 pandemic has caused several crises both personal and collective. Those of us who have not lost someone have experienced the disruption of our every day life nevertheless. The situation of social distancing and heavily restricted public life as well as the uncertainty regarding the appropriateness of actions and our immediate future is worth being reflected on philosophically. The work of the Austrian-British philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein includes the issues of loneliness, isolation and privateness as well as of intersubjectivity and the limits of science.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together Wittgenstein scholars to discuss aspects of the present situation from the perspective of Wittgenstein’s philosophy. We invite contributions to all aspects of Wittgenstein’s work that are prompted by the current crisis.

The event will be held ongoing basis, with two or three sessions a month.

If you are interested, you can check the event schedule and abstract of talks on our website.If you would like to participate the disucssion or just listen, please register from our website,

and you will get the Zoom meeting information after registeration.

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November 30, 2020, 9:00am JST

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