Department of Philosophy
International workshop

Frege zwischen Dichtung und Wissenschaft

December 5th and 6th will see the international workshop "Frege zwischen Dichtung und Wissenschaft" being held in Bergen. The workshop is organized by Post-doctoral fellow Gisela Bengtsson (Department of Philosophy), Professor Simo Säätelä (Department of Philosophy) and Professor Alois Pichler (Department of Philosophy/The Wittgenstein Archives at the University of Bergen).

Portrait of Gottlob Frege
Renee Bolinger

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Gottlob Frege (1848-1925) stands out as one of the most significant figures behind contemporary philosophy. Frege's approach to logic, mathematics and philosophy of language may be described as revolutionary, and his work spurred the development of analytic philosophy in the 20th century. Although Frege's importance for contemporary philosophy is unquestionable, there is a lively debate on how we are to understand the character of his project. The aim of the international workshop "Frege zwischen Dichtung and Wissenschaft" is to raise questions that concern the relation of Frege's work to science and poetry, and  to explore his conceptions of science, poetry and philosophy. The workshop will be held in English.

Confirmed speakers include Jan Harald Alnes (Tromsø), Gisela Bengtsson (Bergen), Einar Duenger Bøhn (Oslo), Juliet Floyd (Boston), Christian Erbacher (Bergen), Martin Gustafsson (Åbo), Sören Stenlund (Uppsala), Joan Weiner (Indiana), Allan Janik (Innsbruck) and Hans Biesenbach. See attached program!

Participation is free, but you are asked to please register by sending an email to Simo Säätelä before 17 November.


The painting of Frege above is reproduced by kind permission from the artist, Renee Bolinger.