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Wittgenstein: filosofi, verk og ettermæle

Kommende aktivitet

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Våren 2015, konferanse: Wittgenstein, Philosophy of Mind, and Naturalism

"Standard histories of Analytic Philosophy typically credit Ludwig Wittgenstein with having inspired two important philosophical movements, Logical Positivism and so-called Ordinary Language Philosophy, commonly associated with Oxford. It has, moreover, become a commonplace to claim that Wittgenstein was one of the most influential philosophers of the 20th century. While large numbers of articles and monographs on Wittgenstein continue to be produced, however, his thought (or Wittgensteinian philosophy more broadly) often seems absent from philosophical debates where the agenda has been set by various forms of scientific naturalism, especially in the philosophy of mind. The proposed conference, “Wittgenstein, Philosophy of Mind & Naturalism will bring together both leading thinkers and younger philosophers working in core philosophical fields to explore and hopefully attempt to remedy this situation.

Confirmed Invited Speakers include Charles Travis (Kings), Paul Snowden (UCL), Julia Tanney (Kent), and David Finkelstein (Chicago).

The main organizers of this conference are Associate Professor Kevin Cahill (UiB) and Post-doctoral fellow Thomas Raleigh (NTNU). Cahill is research coordinator and leader of the Wittgensten Research Group at UiB. Raleigh is part of the project “Representationalism or Anti-representationalism? - Perspectives on Intentionality from Philosophy and Cognitive Science” at NTNU."
 

 

Gjester

Hvert år inviterer instituttet internasjonalt kjente forskere til Bergen for å levere gjesteforedrag som angår Wittgenstein-relaterte temaer. I de siste årene har dette inkludert følgende filosofer:

Julia Tanney (University of Kent) [utsatt til våren 2014]

Thomas Raleigh (University of Trondheim)

Hans Sluga (U.C. Berkeley)

James Conant (University of Chicago)

Alice Crary (The New School for Social Research, New York)

Klaus Puhl (University of Vienna)

Danièle Moyal-Sharrock (University of Hertfordshire)

James Klagge (University of Virginia Tech)

Garry Hagberg (Bard College, New York, USA)

Géza Kállay (Loránd Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary)

Internasjonalt samarbeid

Flere vitenskapelig ansatte ved instituttet deltar aktivt i blant annet Det nordiske Wittgenstein-selskapet og Det østerrikske Ludwig Wittgenstein-selskapet. De første to utgavene av det nylig etablerte tidsskriftet Nordic Wittgenstein Review (NWR) ble også redigjert av ansatte ved instituttet.

Internasjonale seminarer

Det norsk-fransk-østerrikske Wittgenstein-seminar er en årlig samling av Wittgenstein-forskere fra Bergen, Universitetet i Wien og Universitetet i Paris (8). Hvert år samles deltakere fra hvert land for en to-dagers konferanse. Hovedtema for konferansen endres fra år til år.

I 2013 ble konferansen holdt i Wien 17.–18.10. Konferansetittelen var «Lebensform-Darstellungsform/Form of Life-Form of Representation». Programmet finnes her:
http://philo.at:8081/2/news/lebensform-2013-darstellungsform
Neste arrangement finner sted i Paris. Mer informasjon kommer senere.
 

 

Tidligere aktiviteter

2.12.13
Kevin Cahill holdt et foredrag med tittelen «Wittgenstein’s Paganism» 2. desember 2013 på konferansen «Wittgenstein and Anglo American Philosophy: The Case of Normative Inquiry”.  Konferansen ble arrangert av Center for British Studies, University of California, Berkeley.

 

8.11.13

Kevin Cahill presenterte en artikkel «Naturalism and the Friends of Understanding» ved institutt seminar, 8.november 2013.  Artikkelen er antatt av tidsskriftet Philosophy of the Social Sciences og er nå online på tidsskriftets webside.

 

Fredag 14.6.13, rom 114 Sydnesplassen 12/13. Åpent for alle.

"Wittgenstein and the Creativity of Language"

WAB gjesteforsker Jakub Mácha og tidligere WAB gjest Sebastain Greve arrangerer en workshop 14. juni: "Wittgenstein and the Creativity of Language". Innleveringsfristen er mandag 20. mai. Melding om bidraget er (ikke)antatt kommer senest 1. juni. Bidrag sendes via e-post til enten macha[at]mail.muni.cz eller s.greve[at]bbk.ac.uk. Konferansen er gratis og åpent for alle.

 

Torsdag 25.4.13 kl. 10.15-12.15, rom 130, Sydnesplassen 12/13. Åpent for alle interesserte!

Christian Erbacher, "Wittgenstein's Heirs: R. Rhees, G.H. von Wright and G.E.M. Anscombe as Students, Colleagues and Friends of Ludwig Wittgenstein"

Erbacher, post.doc. ved instituttet, meddeler foreløbige resultater fra hans NFR FRIPRO-støttede forskningsprosjekt "Shaping a Domain of Knowledge by Editorial Processing: The Case of Editing Wittgenstein's Work".

Abstract

"Scholars approach Wittgenstein's Nachlass from several angles such as philosophy, philology, text-encoding or digital humanities. Largely unexplored remains the fascinating human story in the editorial history of the Wittgenstein papers. The three philosophers Rush Rhees, Georg Henrik von Wright and Elizabeth Anscombe devoted a significant part of their lifetime to fulfil Wittgenstein's wish to publish from his writings what they thought fit. Their reasons and motives for deciding what and how to edit and the significance they attached to their editions show what philosophical inheritance may mean in a full sense of the word.

As a first chapter of such an intellectual biography of Wittgenstein's Nachlass, I want to sketch the relationships between Wittgenstein and his later literary executors, beginning with the time when they had been students of Wittgenstein until they became colleagues and friends. It is important to study these personal relationships since they put us in touch with the soil from which the editions grew: we may understand better why Wittgenstein bequeathed Rhees, Wright and Anscombe with the task of publishing his writings and we may understand better why they, as heirs, acted as they did in fulfilling their given duty.

The paper presents work in progress."