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Interviewing Marjorie Perloff about her recent translation of Wittgenstein’s Private Notebooks. 

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

I am writing to draw your attention to this upcoming Zoom event on March 25 (see below), when I’ll be interviewing Marjorie Perloff about her recent translation of Wittgenstein’s Private Notebooks

The interview is hosted jointly by Philosophical Investigations and the (online) Simone Weil journal Attention. Participation is free of charge, though it requires a registration. The link for this can be found at the bottom of this email.

The one-hour interview will be followed by 25-30 minutes of questions from the floor. You are very welcome to join us for the occasion. Please note that time – 12 noon – is US Eastern Time, which I believe is 4 pm in the UK and 5 pm in Germany. 

With all good wishes –



Philosophy ought really to be written only as a form of poetry. -- Ludwig Wittgenstein

Perhaps poets, artists, composers, and filmmakers have taken such a special interest in Wittgenstein because they recognize that he is himself a kind of conceptual poet. -- Marjorie Perloff.

We are pleased to inform you that Attention and Philosophical Investigations are co-cohosting a special zoom event titled Poetry & Philosophy | An Interview with Marjorie Perloff

The event centers around Professor Marjorie Perloff’s new translation of and introduction to Wittgenstein'sPrivate Notebooks: 1914-1916 (Liveright 2022).

Dr. Perloff is Professor Emerita of English at Stanford University and the Florence R. Scott Professor of English Emerita at the University of Southern California. She is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society.  Perloff has long taught courses on and written about twentieth and twenty-first-century poetry and poetics. Her dozen or so books include Edge of Irony: Modernism in the Shadow of the Habsburg EmpireUnoriginal Genius: Poetry by Other Means in the New CenturyThe Vienna Paradox: A Memoir, and Frank O’Hara: Poet Among Painters.

Perloff will be interviewed by Dr. Mario von der Ruhr, Editor-in-Chief of Philosophical Investigations. His authored or co-edited books include Simone Weil and Religion and Wittgenstein’s Legacy

Date:  Saturday, March 25, 2023 

Time:    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Eastern Time

Register:  Here (required though free)

Join us!

Ronald Collins 

Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria, August 6–12, 2023

We have extended the Kirchberg IWS 2023 paper submission deadline until April 1st

100 Years of Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus – 70 Years after Wittgenstein’s Death: A Critical Assessment

Scientific Organisers:
Alois Pichler (Bergen), Esther Heinrich-Ramharter (Vienna) and Friedrich Stadler (Vienna)


If you would like to attend the meeting please complete and return the form below electronically and send the requisite payment by Friday 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. 

The registration fee covers full bed and board from afternoon tea on Friday to morning coffee on Sunday. Anyone who feels that, for some reason, they might be a special case - for example, who does not fall straightforwardly into one of these categories, or for some other reason has no prospect of institutional funding – should write to me explaining their situation. We have some limited funding that may be used to help individuals.

Please note that I am unable to register anyone until I have received payment. Note also that if you have to cancel I will only be able to refund your payment if I am able to fill your place.

If you have any questions, about travel or anything else, please contact me. If you are coming by train the station is Newtown (Powys). (I will try to coordinate transport from the station.)

If you know of people who you think might like to attend please feel free to forward this notice to them. You might also let me have their e-mail addresses, so that I can add them to future mailings.

With best wishes,


David Cockburn

Department of Philosophy

University of Wales Trinity St David


Ceredigion SA48 7ED

Registration Form 

Please complete and return this form electronically by Friday 24th February. At the same time, either put a cheque in the post or pay through internet banking: Welsh Philosophical Society, 40-27-01, 21296280. Give your surname as the reference. (Cheques, payable to 'Welsh Philosophical Society', should be sent to: David Cockburn, Bronygaer, North Road, Lampeter, Ceredigion SA48 7JA.)

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Gregynog Hall, Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd April 2023

59th Session

Friday, 21st April

4 p.m.         Tea

4.30 pm       Barnaby Burleigh (postgraduate, Oxford), “Cora Diamond on the Concept of Ethics”.

7.00 p.m.     Dinner                                     

8.00 p.m.     Discussion of Howard Mounce’s paper ‘The Aroma of Coffee’

Saturday, 22nd April

8 a.m.          Breakfast

10 a.m.        Lawrence Blum (Massachusetts), “Iris Murdoch’s Political Philosophy”

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

12.30 p.m.   Short business meeting 

                    Agenda 1. Arrangements for next meeting. (60th anniversary meeting.)

                                  2. AOB

1 p.m.         Lunch

4 p.m.         Tea

4.30 p.m.     Michael Campbell (Kyoto), “Gestalt Themes in the Philosophical Investigations

7.00 p.m.     Dinner

Sunday, 23rd April

8 a.m.          Breakfast

9.15 a.m.     Annual Wittgenstein Lecture     

                     John Hyman (UCL), Title tbc

10.15 a.m.   Coffee & Discussion

11.45 a.m.   Departure

The conference is sponsored by a very generous anonymous donation.