CFP: The Tractatus after 100 Years

Submission deadline: February 15, 2021

Conference date(s):
May 13, 2021 - May 15, 2021

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Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy, University of Bergen
Skjolden, Norway

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This is a call for papers to be given at the conference "The Tractatus after 100 Years", marking the 100th anniversary of the publication of the German edition of Ludwig Wittgenstein's groundbreaking work "Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus" (Logisch-philosophische Abhandlung). The Tractatus exerted an enormous influence on the development of 20th Century Analytic Philosophy and continues to inspire philosophical reflection today.

The workshop will be held in Skjolden, Norway, where Wittgenstein spent considerable time working on several occasions spanning the period from 1913 to 1950. Skjolden lies at the end of the spectacular Sognefjord, the longest fjord in Norway.

Confirmed speakers include Cora Diamond, Juliet Floyd, David Stern, Wolfgang Kienzler, and Jose Zalabardo.

Presentations may address any aspect of the Tractatus and should be approximately 30 minutes, to be followed by 15 minutes of discussion.

Please send an abstract of between 200 to 300 words to Kevin Cahill (kevin.cahill@uib.no) or Simo Säätelä (Simo.Saatela@uib.no) by February 15, 2021.

There is no conference fee. However, those whose abstracts are accepted will need to provide their own transportation and accommodations. The organizers may be of assistance in making recommendations. Lunch, snacks, and coffee are included as is an invitation to the workshop dinner.

Those wishing to attend the conference without presenting a paper should inform the organizers by no later than March 15th as there is limited space.

The conference will also be the 12th annual conference of the Nordic Wittgenstein Society. It is being organized by the Wittgenstein Research Group at the University of Bergen, with funding provided by the Faculty of the Humanities.

The holding of the conference is conditional upon an improvement of the Covid situation.

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