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Month: July 2018

"Portraits of Wittgenstein" Now in Paperback

Portraits of Wittgenstein is a major collection of memoirs and reflections on one of the most influential and yet elusive personalities in the history of modern philosophy, Ludwig Wittgenstein. Featuring a wealth of illuminating and profound insights into Wittgenstein's extraordinary life, this unique collection reveals Wittgenstein's character and power of personality more vividly and comprehensively than ever before.

With portraits from more than 50 figures, Portraits of Wittgenstein brings together the personal recollections of philosophers, students, friends and acquaintances, including Bertrand Russell, G. E. Moore, F. R. Leavis, A. J. Ayer, Karl Popper, Friedrich von Hayek, G. H. von Wright, Freeman Dyson, Iris Murdoch, Mary Midgley and Mary Warnock. These authors testify to the life-long influence Wittgenstein had on the lives of those he met. Their fascinating memoirs, reflections and commentaries, often at odds with each other, reveal Wittgenstein's kindness, and how much genuine friendship meant to him, as well as his suffering and despair. They show too how the philosopher's ruthless honesty and uncompromising integrity often resulted in stern advice and harsh rebukes to friends and foes alike.

Now abridged and available in paperback, this collection of valuable and hard-to-find material is an indispensable resource for scholars and students of the life and work of Ludwig Wittgenstein

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Launch of Anthem Studies in Wittgenstein

CONFERENCE – CALL FOR PAPERS Wittgenstein: Beyond the Inner–Outer Picture


Wittgenstein: Beyond the Inner–Outer Picture

Seville, 12-14thDecember, 2018

In spite of Wittgenstein’s well known critique of its application to the problems of other minds and self-knowledge, the philosophical picture of the relation between the inner and the outer continues to exercise philosophers from the analytic and non-analytic European traditions. The conference Wittgenstein: Beyond the Inner–Outer Picture, to be held at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Seville, on December 12th– 14th2018, will bring together prestigious academics and early career researchers working on the impact of Wittgenstein’s later philosophy of psychology on areas including epistemology, aesthetics, ethics and cultural studies. The conference aims to find ways of overcoming the picture of the inner and the outer in contemporary philosophical debates, such as those on intercultural understanding, the meaning of a work of art, the legitimacy of testimony as a source of knowledge, and feminism.

Invited speakers:

Josep Corbí (Universitat de València)

Alfonso García Suárez (Universidad de Oviedo)
Modesto Gómez Alonso (University of Edinburgh)
Michel ter Hark (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

António Marques (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
Elise Marrou (Université Paris-Sorbonne, Paris IV)
Sofia Miguens (Universidade do Porto)
David Pérez Chico (Universidad de Zaragoza)
Manuel de Pinedo (Universidad de Granada)
Neftalí Villanueva (Universidad de Granada)


Organizing committee: Carla Carmona (University of Seville), Jesús Navarro (University of Seville), Chon Tejedor (University of Valencia).

Scientific committee: Ángeles Jiménez Perona (Complutense University of Madrid), Óscar González Castán (Complutense University of Madrid), Nicolás Sánchez Durá (University of Valencia), Manuel Heras (University of the Basque Country).

Financed by:VI Plan Propio de Investigación y Transferencia de la Universidad de Sevilla; Department of Metaphysics, Contemporary Philosophy, Ethics and Political Philosophy of the University of Seville; the research projects “Self-Knowledge, Moral Responsibility, and Authenticity” (FFI2016-75323-P) and “The Constitution of the Subject in Social Interaction” (FFI2015-67569-C2-1-P) funded by the Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad.     With the collaboration of the Wittgenstein Initiative.


CALL FOR PAPERSPlease send your final text (max 4000 words) or a comprehensive summary (2000 words) plus a 100-word abstract by September 15th 2018to: . Papers will be accepted in English, Spanish or Portuguese. If you submit in Spanish or Portuguese, please include a 300-word abstract in English. All submissions to be formatted for blind review, including contact details on a separate page. Communication of acceptance: October 1st, 2018.

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