The Conference will take place at Hinsley Hall, 62 Headingley Lane, Leeds, LS6 2BX, beginning at 09:30 on Tuesday 6th September and finish at 18:00 on Wednesday 7th September 2016.

Eighth British Wittgenstein Society Annual Conference
Wittgenstein, Ethics and Religion

6th – 7th September 2016

Hinsley Hall
62 Headingley Lane, Leeds, UK

Conference organiser: Dr Mik Burley (m.m.burley@leeds.ac.uk)

Tuesday, 6th September

9:00 – 9:30

Arrivals and registration

9:30 – 9:45

Welcome from Mik Burley (Leeds) and Danièle Moyal-Sharrock (Hertfordshire, BWS President)

9:45 – 10:55

Chon Tejedor (Hertfordshire)
The Early Wittgenstein on Religion as a Dispositional Attitude
Chair: Danièle Moyal-Sharrock

10:55 – 11:15

Coffee

11:15 – 12:25

Michael Scott (Manchester)
Wittgenstein and the Distinctiveness of Religious Language
Chair: Constantine Sandis

12:25 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 15:10

Genia Schönbaumsfeld (Southampton)
On the Very Idea of a Theodicy
Chair: Ian Ground

15:10 – 15:30

Coffee

15:30 – 16:40

Gabriel Citron (Toronto)
Moving towards Religion from the Outside In: Wittgenstein’s Later Approaches to ‘the Problem of Life’
Chair: Michael Scott

16:40 – 16:50

Short break

16:50 – 18:00

John Milbank (Nottingham)
Wittgenstein, Cantor, Number and God
Chair: Mik Burley

18:10 – 18:40

Optional guided viewing of Wittgenstein-related art exhibition in the John Wesley Room (at Hinsley Hall), with poetry reading by Mike Rose-Steel and friends. Places limited; please sign up in advance at the conference using the sign-up sheet on the door of the John Wesley Room.

19:00

Conference dinner at Hinsley Hall

Wednesday, 7th September

9:30 – 10:40

Stephen Mulhall (Oxford)
Riddles, Nonsense and Religious Language
Chair: Chon Tejedor

10:40 – 11:10

Coffee

11:10 – 12:20

Rowan Williams (Cambridge)
Wittgenstein, Kierkegaard and the Gospels
Chair: Rachel Muers

12:20 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 15:10

Wayne Proudfoot (Columbia)
Wittgenstein, Analogy, and Religion in Mulhall’s ‘The Great Riddle’
Chair: Gabriel Citron

15:10 – 15:30

Coffee

15:30 – 16:40

Sophie-Grace Chappell (Open University)
Love and Knowledge
Chair: Mark Wynn

16:40 – 16:50

Short break

16:50 – 18:00

Duncan Richter (Virginia Military Institute)
Wittgenstein and the Anti-Reductive Spirit
Chair: Mik Burley

18:00 – 18:10

Announcements and words of thanks

18:10

Conference ends

For further details please visit the conference page or contact Dr. Mikel Burley (Leeds).