On the occasion of its tenth anniversary, the British Wittgenstein Society will be holding a conference devoted to celebrating Wittgenstein's contribution to thought across philosophy and other disciplines.
BWS 10th Anniversary Conference: Wittgenstein in the 21st Century
University of Hertfordshire, 30-31 July 2017
Beales Hotel, Hatfield
Sunday 30 July
9.15-9:45 Welcome speech from Danièle Moyal-Sharrock, President of the BWS: Wittgenstein's Place
9:45-11.00 Daniel D. Hutto (Wollongong, Australia)
Naturalism in the Goldilocks Zone: Wittgenstein's Delicate Balancing Act
11.20-12.45 Peter Hobson (UCL)
On Wittgenstein, development, and interpersonal understanding: the telling case of autism
14:00-15.15 Louise Barrett (Lethbridge, Canada)
Picturing primates, and looking at monkeys: why Wittgenstein should have more impact on primatology
15:30-16.45 Michel Bitbol (CNRS, Paris)
Mathematical demonstration and experimental activity: a Wittgensteinian philosophy of physics
Wittgenstein and Information Communication Technology
19:30 Conference dinner, Beales Restaurant
Monday 31 July
9:15-10:45 Peter Hacker (Oxford)
The achievement and legacy of the private language arguments
10:45: 11:00 Coffee
11:00-12:15 Edward Harcourt (Oxford)
Wittgenstein’s Ethics, Wittgensteinian Ethics, and Ethics after Wittgenstein
13:30-14:45 Sandra Laugier (Sorbonne, Paris)
Wittgenstein and the Social: language, community, and dissent
15:00-16:15 Paul Standish (UCL)
Wittgenstein's impact on the philosophy of education
16:15-17:30 Ray Monk (Southampton) will introduce and moderate a discussion with all conference participants on 'What is Wittgenstein's place in 21st century thought?'
The conference will take place at Beales Hotel, Hatfield 4*.
Full conference registration: includes refreshments and a 2-course lunch on both days: £95 / student: £65
Conference Package: includes full conference registration; 30 July bed/breakfast at Beales Hotel 4* (single occupancy); conference dinner (3-course; coffee/tea; wine): £219 / student £190
Other options are available on the registration website.
See links below for directions to Beales Hotel, which is the conference venue
Note: there are trains to Hatfield from Kings Cross every 30 minutes. It is a 22-minute journey. Check here for times. Once at Hatfield station, take one of several buses to 'The Galleria' shopping centre, and walk 3 minutes to the Beales Hotel; or take a taxi from Hatfield station (approx. £7).