BWS 10th Anniversary Conference: Wittgenstein in the 21st Century
University of Hertfordshire, 30-31 July 2017
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.
University of Hertfordshire, 30-31July 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.
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).