SYMPOSIUM ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS:
VON WRIGHT CENTENARY SYMPOSIUM
CAMBRIDGE, SEPTEMBER 2016
Georg Henrik von Wright (1916-2003) is known for his contributions to many key fields in analytic philosophy, as a builder of bridges between the analytic and the continental traditions in contemporary philosophy and as one of the main editors of the work of Ludwig Wittgenstein.
In 1948 von Wright succeeded Wittgenstein as professor of philosophy at Cambridge's Trinity College. He returned from Cambridge to Finland after Wittgenstein's death in 1951.
In this centenary year of Von Wright's birth, the symposium "Von Wright and Wittgenstein in Cambridge" will focus on the philosophical dynamics and consequences of the relation between von Wright and Wittgenstein with a special emphasis on von Wright as an interpreter and editor of Wittgenstein.
September 20-23, 2016
Strathaird, Cambridge, UK
Strathaird is the house in which the von Wright family lived in Cambridge in 1949-1950. On several different occasions, Ludwig Wittgenstein also stayed at Strathaird as guest of the von Wright family. The house is now owned by Lucy Cavendish College.
- Marco Brusotti (Lecce / Berlin)
- Alberto Emiliani (Helsinki)
- Christian Erbacher (Bergen)
- Lars Hertzberg (Abo)
- James Klagge (Virginia Tech)
- Andre Maury (Helsinki)
- Volker Munz (Klagenfurt)
- Alois Pichler (Bergen)
- Josef Rothhaupt, (Munchen)
- Joachim Schulte (Zurich)
- Jonathan Smith (Trinity)
- Use Somavilla (Innsbruck)
- Anne-Marie S0ndergaard-Christensen (Odense)
- Friedrich Stadler (Wien)
There will be a workshop on 'A Collection of Remarks by Ludwig Wittgenstein - Selected by Georg Henrik von Wright (1965-1966)' organised by Volker Munz and Josef Rotthaupt in cooperation with the Von Wright and Wittgenstein Archives of the University of Helsinki.
Open call for papers:
In addition to the invited speakers we invite speakers selected through an open call for papers.
We welcome contributions, also from scholars in fields other than philosophy, on:
- the philosophical dynamics and consequences of the relation between von Wright and Wittgenstein with a special emphasis on von Wright as interpreter and editor of Wittgenstein
- the intellectual and cultural context of the relation between von Wright and Wittgenstein.
- be submitted no later than April 15, 2016
- have a maximum length of 500 words
- be sent to hy-wwa(5)helsinki.fi Notifications will be sent out by the end of April 2016.
The maximum number of participants is 70. Early application is encouraged. Applications submitted by April 15 will be given priority.
The Symposium fee is 100 euros. Lunch and coffees served on location and a conference dinner is covered by the Symposium fee. Accommodation on location at Strathaird can be offered on request for a limited number of participants. The additional fee for participants staying at Strathaird is 100 euros.
The Symposium is organized by the von Wright and Wittgenstein Archives at the University of Helsinki (wwa.helsinki.fi) in cooperation with:
- The Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society
- The British Wittgenstein Society
- The International Ludwig Wittgenstein Institute (ILWI)
- The International Ludwig Wittgenstein Society
- The Nordic Wittgenstein Society
- The Wittgenstein Archives at the University of Bergen
The Symposium is supported by the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, the Oskar Oflund foundation and the International Ludwig Wittgenstein Society.
- Risto Vilkko, member of the steering committee of the von Wright and Wittgenstein Archives at the University of Helsinki
- Thomas Wallgren, director, the von Wright and Wittgenstein Archives at the University of Helsinki
- Bernt Österman, curator, the von Wright and Wittgenstein Archives at the University of Helsinki Contact point: hy-wwaPhelsinki.fi PhD Bernt Osterman
The von Wright and Wittgenstein Archives PO Box 24
FI-00014 University of Helsinki Finland