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Very sad news. Roger Scruton was one of the strongest voices of our time to promote aesthetics as crucial to the human environment; indeed, to humanity. For all of his controversial views, Roger was a Renaissance man with a deep love of literature and a respect for Leavisian views of the importance of literature in our lives. He was a great supporter of the British Wittgenstein Society -- graciously accepting all our invitations despite his heavy commitments because he believed in the society's mission to encourage and disseminate Wittgenstein studies. I have deeply valued his friendship over the years, and will never forget this admirable man.

Daniele Moyal-Sharrock

BWS president

CFP: 2020 Wittgenstein and Traditional German Philosophy

Call for Papers

Title: 2020 Wittgenstein and Traditional German Philosophy

What can be done by comparing between one philosopher and another? We aim to create a new basis for discussion, and to bridge the gap between Wittgenstein and traditional German philosophers. ​

Two workshops have been held in Europe on ‘Hegel and Wittgenstein’. You can see the result in the collected papers ‘Wittgenstein and Hegel --Reevaluation of Difference’, where the experts of a particular philosopher explore the possibilities of a philosophical discussion beyond their professional frameworks. This Tokyo workshop can be called an extra edition of the workshops in Europe ( Feel free to join and create new connections between people, between a philosopher and another philosopher, and between words and words.
This workshop is not only about Wittgenstein and traditional German philosophy. It's also a partnership between Asian and European philosophers. From Japan, Professor Taiju Okochi (Kyoto University, Kyoto) will participate as an invited speaker. From Europe, Ph.D. Alexander Berg (Charles University, Prague), the organizer of the previous workshops, and Professor Jakub Mácha (Masaryk University, Brno), who worked with Alexander Berg to compile the collected papers. Let's share the reality of philosophizing with us in Tokyo.

The organizers of the workshop in Tokyo is Saori Makino (Chiba University, Chiba), a Wittgenstein researcher, and Shuhei Kimoto (Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo), a Hegel researcher. We will make every effort for the success of the workshop. Of course, your participation will make the workshop better.


Abstracts (under 400 words) should be send to  by 31th January 2020.

Abstracts should be ready for double-blind review, we thus ask to remove any identification detail from the abstract. We kindly ask to send the author’s name, paper title, and affiliation in the body of the email.

Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by 15th February 2020.

The workshop will be guided by Taiju Okochi and Yuji Kurihara

Organizers: Saori Makino and Shuhei Kimoto


E-mail Address for submission: 

Deadline: 31th January 2020

Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan University (Minami-Osawa campus)

Dates: 11th-12th April 2020

CFPOrganizing Institution: Tokyo Metropolitan University

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