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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Wittgenstein in relation to philosophical traditions, 20-22 May 2013, Goettingen, GERMANY

Wittgenstein in Relation to Philosophical Traditions
- International Conference on the Philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein and
related themes

20-22 May 2013

Lichtenberg-Kolleg, University of Gttingen (GER)


Please register by 1st May.

To register, please write to, 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)


Monday, 20 May

10.15-11.45       Felix Mhlhlzer (University of Gttingen) ?
?Wittgenstein?s Philosophy of Mathematics beyond Logicism, Intuitionism and

12.15-13.45       Joachim Schulte (University of Zrich) ? ?Kantian Themes
in Wittgenstein??

15.30-17.00       Avner Baz (Tufts University) ? ?Wittgenstein and the
Crisis of Method in Contemporary Analytic Philosophy?

17.30-19.00       Anne-Marie Sndergaard Christensen (University of Southern
Denmark) ? ??For Better, For Worse.? Wittgenstein and Kierkegaard on
Philosophy, Love and Marriage?

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)?

12.15-13.45       Thomas Wallgren (University of Helsinki) ? ?The Third Way:
Wittgenstein and the Tradition of Socratic Scepticism?

15.30-17.00       Silver Bronzo (University of Chicago) ? ?Symbols, Signs,
and Figures in Frege and Wittgenstein?

17.30-19.00       Hans Sluga (University of California, Berkeley) ?
?Diagnostic Philosophizing: Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Foucault?

Wednesday, 22 May

10.15-11.45       Martin Gustafsson (bo Akademi University) ? ?Wittgenstein
and the Revisionist Strand in Analytic Philosophy (Carnap, Quine, Rorty)?

12.15-13.45       James Conant (University of Chicago) ? ?Early Wittgenstein
on Perspicuous Representation?


Organisers: James Conant (University of Chicago), Sebastian Greve (Birkbeck,
University of London)