Wittgenstein in Relation to Philosophical Traditions

May 20, 2013 - May 22, 2013
Lichtenberg-Kolleg, University of Göttingen

Göttingen
Germany

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The aim of the conference is to explore possibilities of philosophical dialogue, between genuinely Wittgensteinian philosophising, on the one hand, and a variety of contemporary philosophical discourse, on the other. In the pursue of this goal, the conference-speakers will present comparative studies of different kind and focus, so as to put into relation selected philosophical contributions by Wittgenstein with those of other theoretical approaches.

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Please register by 1st May.

To register, please write to w.conf.goettingen@gmail.com, and specify whether you want to attend the conference dinner, or not. The respective fees due for attendance are as follows:

a) no dinner: 25€ -- 3 days, incl. snacks and drinks during breaks in the morning and in the afternoon

b) dinner: 40€ -- a) + dinner on 21st May, at restaurant PLANEA BASICS (excl. drinks)

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Monday, 20 May

10.15-11.45       Felix Mühlhölzer (University of Göttingen)

– “Wittgenstein’s Philosophy of Mathematics beyond Logicism, Intuitionism and Formalism”

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12.15-13.45       Joachim Schulte (University of Zürich)

– “Kantian Themes in Wittgenstein?”

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15.30-17.00       Avner Baz (Tufts University)

– “Acquiring 'Knowledge'--A Wittgensteinian-Merleau-Pontian (Alternative) Model”

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17.30-19.00       Anne-Marie Søndergaard Christensen (University of Southern Denmark)

– “‘For Better, For Worse.’ Wittgenstein and Kierkegaard on Philosophy, Love and Marriage”

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Tuesday, 21 May

10.15-11.45       Alois Pichler (University of Bergen)

– “‘The spirit of this civilization is a spirit that is alien and uncongenial to the author...’   (CV, 1998, 8e)”

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12.15-13.45       Thomas Wallgren (University of Helsinki)

– “The Third Way: Wittgenstein and the Tradition of Socratic Scepticism”

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15.30-17.00       Silver Bronzo (University of Chicago)

– “Symbols, Signs, and Figures in Frege and Wittgenstein”

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17.30-19.00       Hans Sluga (University of California, Berkeley)

– “'What has history to do with me?' Wittgenstein and the Problem of History”

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Wednesday, 22 May

10.15-11.45       Martin Gustafsson (Åbo Akademi University)

– “Wittgenstein and the Revisionist Strand in Analytic Philosophy (Carnap, Quine, Rorty)”

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12.15-13.45       Mark Steiner (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

– “The Silent Revolution in Wittgenstein's Later Philosophy of Mathematics”

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15.30-17.00       Edmund Dain (Providence College)

– “Wittgenstein, Ethics, and the Limits of Sense”

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Organisers: James Conant (University of Chicago /Lichtenberg-Kolleg Göttingen), Sebastian Greve (Brikbeck, University of London)

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(sponsored by Fritz Thyssen Stiftung für Wissenschaftsförderung)

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