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Date: February 6, 2020


Gregynog Hall (


Gregynog Hall,

Friday 24th April to Sunday 26th April 2020 56th Session 

Friday, 24th April

4 p.m. Tea

4.30 pm Michael Campbell (Pardubice), “’Each word a little face’: some remarks on Expression”

7.00 p.m.   Dinner

8.00 p.m.   Discussion of Cora Diamond’s paper ‘Rules: looking in the right place’ 

Saturday, 25th April

 8 a.m. Breakfast

10 a.m. Annual Wittgenstein Lecture  Sonia Sedivy (Toronto), ‘Themes in the Later Wittgenstein and Aesthetics’

11 a.m. Coffee, followed by discussion of paper

12.30 p.m. Short business meeting

1 p.m. Lunch

4 p.m. Tea

4.30 p.m. Rachel Wiseman (Liverpool), 'What if the private linguist is a poet? Iris  Murdoch on "S"'

7.00 p.m. Dinner 

Sunday, 26th April

 8 a.m.   Breakfast

9.15 a.m. Lawrence Blum (Massachusetts), ‘Iris Murdoch’s political philosophy in  Metaphysics as a Guide to Morals’

10.15 a.m. Coffee & Discussion

11.45 a.m.   Departure Agenda for Short Business Meeting

1. Arrangements for next meeting

2. AOB

If you would like to attend the meeting please complete and return the form electronically, and send the requisite payment. The deadline for registration is Monday 24th February. While it may well be possible to register after this date – and it will certainly be worth asking - I cannot offer any guarantees. That aside, if the meeting is over-subscribed priority will be given to those who register first. So if you want to come it is a good idea to register immediately. 

David Cockburn 

The conference is sponsored by generous contributions from the British Wittgenstein Society.

BWS Occasional Lecture: Problems of Expression in the later Wittgenstein - Michael Campbell

April 22 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

New College of the Humanities, Bloomsbury, London

Problems of Expression in the later Wittgenstein

The concept of ‘expression’ recurs throughout the Philosophical Investigations. The expressive is important in part because it seems to straddle the categories of the logical and the psychological. These concerns meet in Wittgenstein’s discussion of Moore’s Paradox, where an expression of a state of mind and a description of the world collide. In this talk I will consider some of the points at which Wittgenstein finds problems in the category of the expressive, and will reflect on what philosophical lessons we might learn from them.

Michael Campbell is a Research Fellow in The Centre for Ethics at the University of Pardubice. He works at the intersection between theoretical and engaged ethics, with particular focus on conceptions of human nature and their role in moral thought. His articles have appeared in journals including the Journal of Value Inquiry, Asian Bioethics Review, Philosophical Investigations and the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics. He is co-editor of Wittgenstein and Perception (Routledge, 2015) and Ethics Society and Politics: Themes from the Philosophy of Peter Winch (Springer, 2020).+ GOOGLE CALENDAR+ ICAL EXPORT


Date: April 22 Time: 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm


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