Month: November 2016 (page 1 of 1)

Wittgenstein and the Social Sciences

The BWS is pleased to report that the special issue of Philosophy of the Social Sciences with papers from the 2015 BWS conference has been published.

Wittgenstein and the Social Sciences

Special Issue of Philosophy of the Social Sciences December 2016 46 (6)

Guest editors: Nigel Pleasants and Daniéle Moyal-Sharrock

Table of Contents

John R. Searle: Insight and Error in Wittgenstein

John Dupré: Social Science: City Center or Leafy Suburb

Sabina Lovibond: Wittgenstein, Tolstoy, and the “Apocalyptic View”

John G. Gunnell: Social Inquiry and the Pursuit of Reality: Cora Diamond and the Problem of Criticizing from “Outside”

Albert Ogien: Obligation and Impersonality: Wittgenstein and the Nature of the Social

NB: Access to the special edition requires a fee or institutional login.




Kirchberg am Wechsel, 6 - 12 of August 2017
Scientific Organizers:
Christoph Limbeck-Lilienau (Vienna)
Friedrich Stadler (Vienna)

1. Wittgenstein
2. Perception and Intentionality
3. Perception and Concepts
4. The Epistemology of Perception
5. Theories of Perception in the Cognitive Sciences
6. Theories and Scientific Observation

Workshop (organizers: Johannes Brandl und Guillaume Fréchette): "Franz Brentano and the Myth of the Given" (on the occasion of the Brentano Centennial), participants: Johannes Brandl, Guillaume Fréchette, Uriah Kriegel, Olivier Massin, Michelle Montague, Marcello Oreste Fiocco

The list of invited speakers includes:

Johannes Brandl, Salzburg
William Brewer, London
Tyler Burge, Los Angeles
Ophélia Deroy, London
Marcello Oreste Fiocco, Salzburg
Guillaume Fréchette, Salzburg
Nivedita Gangopadhyay, Bergen
Christopher Gauker, Salzburg
Kathrin Glüer, Stockholm
Pierre Jacob, Paris
Mark Eli Kalderon, London
Uriah Kriegel, Paris
Michael G. F. Martin, London
Julian Kiverstein, Amsterdam
Olivier Massin, Geneva
Sofia Miguens, Porto
Michelle Montague, Austin
Erik Myin, Antwerp
Bence Nanay, Antwerp
Matthew Nudds, Coventry
Jesse Prinz, New York
Athanassios Raftopoulos, Nikosia
Johannes Roessler, Coventry
Susanna Schellenberg, New Jersey
Hans Sluga, Berkeley
Paul Snowdon, London
David Stern, Iowa
Charles Travis, London
Michael Tye, Austin
Frédérique de Vignemont, Paris

Deadline for submission of contributed papers (to section 1-6): 15th of April, 2017
(Instructions for authors:

Antecedent to the symposium:

9th LUDWIG WITTGENSTEIN SUMMER SCHOOL 2017 (David Stern, Hans Sluga)

2–5 of August 2017 in Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria

Meaning, Mind, and Action: Wittgenstein's Lectures, Cambridge, 1930-33

With: David Stern (Iowa) and Hans Sluga (Berkeley)
Scientific Organization and Direction: Volker A. Munz (Klagenfurt)

(For applications see:

For further information:


CFP: Wittgenstein and Applied Epistemology

Wittgenstein and Applied Epistemology
6th Symposium of the International Ludwig Wittgenstein Society (ILWG)

Nova Institute of Philosophy (IFILNOVA)
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, New University of Lisbon  (FCSH/NOVA)

Scientific Organization: Nuno Venturinha
6-7 June 2017

Invited speakers include:

Marco Brusotti (Technical University of Berlin / University of Salento)
Michel Le Du (University of Strasbourg)
Andrew Lugg (University of Ottawa)
Sofia Miguens (University of Porto)
Constantine Sandis (University of Hertfordshire)
Vicente Sanfélix (University of Valencia)
Genia Schönbaumsfeld (University of Southampton)

Call for Papers:

Abstracts, of no more than 500 words, are welcome for 30-minute
presentations in English addressing the intersections between
Wittgenstein’s thought and applied epistemology. They can be sent to
Prof. Dr. Nuno Venturinha at by 31 January
2017. Notifications will be sent by 15 March 2017. Subjects include, but
are not limited to, the following:

Aesthetic Epistemology
Formal Epistemology
Legal Epistemology
Moral Epistemology
Religious Epistemology
Scientific Epistemology
Social Epistemology

Attendance is free, but space is limited and pre-registration is
required. To pre-register, please send an email to the event organizer.
For more information, please visit and

Nuno Venturinha
Professor Auxiliar
Departamento de Filosofia / IFILNOVA
Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas - FCSH/NOVA
Av. de Berna, 26 C, 1069-061 Lisboa | Portugal
Tel: + 351 217908300 | Ext.: 1365