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Mauro Engelmann's Reading Wittgenstein's Tractatus 

Please join us for a Zoom panel discussion of Mauro Engelmann?s Reading Wittgenstein's Tractatus on Tuesday, August 10. Mauro (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil) will take part in a discussion with Oskari Kuusela (UEA, UK), James Levine (Trinity College, Dublin) and Duncan Richter (VMI, USA); David Stern (U. of Iowa) will moderate and introduce the panelists.  There will be time for questions from the online audience at the end of the event.

The discussion will take place from 10 to 12 AM Pacific time, 12 to 2 PM Central time, 1 to 3 PM Eastern time, 6 to 8 PM in the UK, Ireland and Portugal, and 7 to 9 PM in most of the rest of Europe, on Tuesday, August 10.   

Please email  to receive the Zoom meeting information.

David G. Stern
Professor and Collegiate Fellow
Department of Philosophy
276 English-Philosophy Building 
University of Iowa                        
Iowa City, IA 52242-1408                 

Tractatus map site: tractatus.lib.uiowa.edu/ 

CFA Weil and Wittgenstein

Call for Abstracts Extended — New Deadline July 30thBetween Weil and Wittgenstein: Connections and Comparisons in Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics

There are many parallels between the thinkers Simone Weil and Ludwig Wittgenstein. They each lived in a tense relationship with religion, with both being estranged from their cultural Jewish ancestry, and both being tempted at various times by the teachings of Catholicism. They both underwent a profound and transformative mystical turn early into their careers. Both operated against the backdrop of escalating global conflict in the early 20th century. Both were concerned, amongst other things, with questions of culture, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, science, and necessity. And, perhaps most notably, they both sought to radically embody their ideas and physically ‘live’ their philosophies. 
Yet despite this, there exists no systematic attempt in the literature to chart the connections, contrasts, and comparisons between these two profoundly influential thinkers. This anthology proposes to fill this gap in the literature, by collating a series of essays that track the relationship between the two, their thought, and any potential areas of meaningful overlap and communication between them. It is hoped that doing so may help cast a clarifying light over the work of two of the most enigmatic philosophers of the 20th century, as well as providing a rich resource for approaching the issues discussed by both thinkers from a fresh perspective.
This anthology is accepting abstracts on any of the topics mentioned above, and any further topics that may be of philosophical, ethical, or theological interest. Abstracts should be 500 words, and should be sent with a 50 word biography to , under the topic ‘Wittgenstein and Weil’

ONLINE WORKSHOP "WITTGENSTEIN’S EXERCISES: AESTHETIC AND ETHICAL TRANSFORMATIONS"

DFG Research Training Group 2477 “Aesthetic Practice”
Stiftung Universität Hildesheim


15–16 July 2021 
ONLINE WORKSHOP
"WITTGENSTEIN’S EXERCISES: 
AESTHETIC AND ETHICAL TRANSFORMATIONS"

This workshop aims to investigate Wittgenstein’s philosophical practices as exercises. It explores their simultaneously aesthetic and ethical dimension, so as to uncover their transformative potential for and within ordinary social practices, conceived of as a weave of trained, embodied practices and techniques. For this purpose, the workshop focuses on three intertwined issues: 
1. It examines the aesthetic/literary form of Wittgenstein’s texts, so as to investigate the use of pictures, comparisons, and instructions as exercises to be enacted by readers, and further analyzes the transformative, both aesthetic and ethical, effects which such exercises bring out.
2. It explores Wittgenstein’s texts as improvisational exercises to be enacted by readers in their relation to particular aesthetic practices.
3. It sheds light both on the aesthetic and ethical dimension of the notion of exercise, as well as on the constitutive ambiguity of constitution and transformation entailed in ordinary practices conceived of as embodied trainings and techniques. 

Thursday, 15 July, 2021 
2:45–7:40 pm                   
 

2:45–3:00 Opening Remarks Lucilla Guidi (University of Hildesheim, Germany)

3:00–3:50 Beth Savickey (University of Winnipeg, Canada) Are We Having Fun yet? 
4:00–4:50 Davide Sparti (University of Siena, Italy) Projective Imagination. Therapeutic Exercises and Improvisation in Wittgenstein by way of Cavell

4:50–5:20 Break 

5:20–6:10 Katrin Wille (University of Hildesheim, Germany) Wittgenstein: Philosophy as Aesthetic Practice
6:20–7:40 Anna Boncompagni (University of Irvine, California, US) Between Captivity and Liberation: The Role of Pictures in Wittgenstein’s Philosophy

Friday, 16 July, 2021 
3:00–8:00 pm


3:00–3:50 Logi Gunnarsson (University of Potsdam, Germany) Að hugsa á íslensku og útlensku / Thinking in Icelandic and foreign tongues / Auf Isländisch und in Fremdsprachen denken
4:00–4:50 Oskari Kuusela (University of East Anglia, UK) Transformation of Thinking and Dissolution of Problems

4:50–5:20 Break

5:20–6:10 Anne-Marie Christensen (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark) ‘Slab, I shouted, slab!’ Transformations of Identities and Language in light of Wittgenstein’s Later Philosophy.
6:20–7:10 Andreas Hetzel (University of Hildesheim, Germany) Philosophizing as a Self-transformative Praxis. Wittgenstein and Valéry 

7:20–8:00 Closing Discussion

The workshop will be hosted on Zoom. To receive further details and attend the workshop, please register by 12 July by writing to:  

50 minutes are scheduled for each speaker: 20/30 min. for the presentation, the rest for discussion. Each 50 min. slot will be followed by a short break (10 min.).

The workshop is organized by Lucilla Guidi  within the activities of the Research Training Group 2477 “Aesthetic Practice”.   
For more information on our research please visit: www.uni-hildesheim.de/grk-2477/

'Wittgenstein Tractatus at 100' Thursday 27 May 10:00-10:45 BBC Radio 3

'Wittgenstein Tractatus at 100' Thursday 27 May 10:00-10:45 BBC Radio 3
A reminder that the discussion of the Tractatus by Juliet Floyd, Monica Nagler-Wittgenstein, Dawn Wilson and Ray Monk -- which is part of the Tractatus Centenary celebration organised by the British Wittgenstein Society in collaboration with the Austrian Cultural Forum and Wittgenstein Initiative -- will be available this Thursday on BBC Radio 3's programme 'Free Thinking'.
www.radiotimes.com/radio-programme/jxxmh/free-thinking/episodes/?episode=hqv9fv&fbclid=IwAR1wM0EF5nCf9GTP4tjOPUY4gKnU19HOGRsxKR1Bk1FZ3RhPerzOUwi49sI

Virtual Exhibition: LUDWIG WITTGENSTEIN – The Tractatus Odyssey

26 APR 2021 — 31 MAY 2021

acflondon.org/events/virtual-exhibition-ludwig-wittgenstein/
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the publication of Ludwig Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus the Austrian Cultural Forum London, in collaboration with the Wittgenstein Initiative and the British Wittgenstein Society, are pleased to present a virtual exhibition on the famous Austrian philosopher and the brilliant, enigmatic book which was to make a major impact on twentieth century philosophy.
Curated by the Wittgenstein Initiative it gives an overview of Ludwig Wittgenstein's life and the path to the creation of the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, which can rightly be termed an odyssey. Both in the temporal and spatial sense, as well as Wittgenstein’s intellectual development in the course of writing it, the Tractatus contains all the associations of an exciting, improbable journey.

Virtual CineClub Special: Wittgenstein

acflondon.org/events/virtual-cineclub-special-wittgenstein/

Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus: A Centenary Celebration

To book for this event, please use this link

acflondon.org/events/wittgensteins-tractatus-logico-philosophicus-a-centenary-celebration/

WED 5 MAY 2021 5:30PM
Together with the British Wittgenstein Society and the BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking programme we invite you to join us for a special celebration of the 100th anniversary of the publication of the German edition of the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus.

Bringing together leading philosophers from all over the world, this online symposium turns the spotlight on Ludwig Wittgenstein's groundbreaking work which exerted an enormous influence on the development of 20th Century Analytic Philosophy and continues to inspire philosophical reflection today.

This symposium is part of our centenary celebrations of the Tractatus; which inlcudes a viewing of Derek Jarman's 1993 film: Wittgenstein and a virtual exhibition.

Co-organised with Danièle Moyal Sharrock and Constantine Sandis from the British Wittgenstein Society.

The speakers:

Luciano Bazzochi (University of Siena)
Juliet Floyd (Boston University)
Ian Ground (Newcastle University)
Cheryl Misak (University of Toronto & Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, University of Oxford)
Ray Monk (University of Southampton)
Monica Nagler-Wittgenstein, literary journalist and great-niece of the philosopher
Anja Weiberg (University of Vienna)
Dawn Wilson (University of Hull)
The programme:

PART I: Live Zoom event

17:30
Welcoming words by Waltraud Dennhardt-Herzog, Director of the Austrian Cultural Forum London
& Introduction of the speakers by Danièle Moyal Sharrock

17:45-18:30
Presentations by Anja Weiberg, Ian Ground & Cheryl Misak

18:30-18:45
Book launch of Luciano Bazzochi’s Centenary edition of the Tractatus (Anthem Press, 2021),

18:45-19:00
Q&A

PART II: Broadcast of the BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking panel

19:00-20:00
Discussion with Juliet Floyd, Dawn Wilson, Ray Monk & Monica Nagler-Wittgenstein
Moderated by Shahidha Bari

Please sign up on our website by 4pm on the day of the event. You will receive a link to join Part I of the symposium on Zoom.
As for Part II: the BBC Radio 3 broadcast, we will move to the ACF website to view it live.

Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus: A Centenary Celebration

To book for this event, please use this link

acflondon.org/events/wittgensteins-tractatus-logico-philosophicus-a-centenary-celebration/

WED 5 MAY 2021 5:30PM
Together with the British Wittgenstein Society and the BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking programme we invite you to join us for a special celebration of the 100th anniversary of the publication of the German edition of the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus.

Bringing together leading philosophers from all over the world, this online symposium turns the spotlight on Ludwig Wittgenstein's groundbreaking work which exerted an enormous influence on the development of 20th Century Analytic Philosophy and continues to inspire philosophical reflection today.

This symposium is part of our centenary celebrations of the Tractatus; which inlcudes a viewing of Derek Jarman's 1993 film: Wittgenstein and a virtual exhibition.

Co-organised with Danièle Moyal Sharrock and Constantine Sandis from the British Wittgenstein Society.

The speakers:

Luciano Bazzochi (University of Siena)
Juliet Floyd (Boston University)
Ian Ground (Newcastle University)
Cheryl Misak (University of Toronto & Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, University of Oxford)
Ray Monk (University of Southampton)
Monica Nagler-Wittgenstein, literary journalist and great-niece of the philosopher
Anja Weiberg (University of Vienna)
Dawn Wilson (University of Hull)
The programme:

PART I: Live Zoom event

17:30
Welcoming words by Waltraud Dennhardt-Herzog, Director of the Austrian Cultural Forum London
& Introduction of the speakers by Danièle Moyal Sharrock

17:45-18:30
Presentations by Anja Weiberg, Ian Ground & Cheryl Misak

18:30-18:45
Book launch of Luciano Bazzochi’s Centenary edition of the Tractatus (Anthem Press, 2021),

18:45-19:00
Q&A

PART II: Broadcast of the BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking panel

19:00-20:00
Discussion with Juliet Floyd, Dawn Wilson, Ray Monk & Monica Nagler-Wittgenstein
Moderated by Shahidha Bari

Please sign up on our website by 4pm on the day of the event. You will receive a link to join Part I of the symposium on Zoom.
As for Part II: the BBC Radio 3 broadcast, we will move to the ACF website to view it live.

Wittgenstein- Studien

Wittgenstein-Studien (De Gruyter)

Edited by Juliet Floyd, Yi Jiang, Stefan Majetschak, Richard Raatzsch, Nuno Venturinha and Wilhelm Vossenkuhl

Designed as an annual forum for Wittgenstein research, the yearbook Wittgenstein-Studien publishes articles and materials on Ludwig Wittgenstein’s life, work and philosophy, and on his philosophical and cultural environment. All submitted articles are peer-reviewed.

We are currently accepting submissions for volume 13 (2022). Articles should be prepared according to the journal’s author guidelines (www.ilwg.eu/?id=34) and sent to the Editor-in-chief, Prof. Dr. Stefan Majetschak, at  by 31st August 2021. Book review proposals can be sent to the Book Review Editor, Prof. Dr. Nuno Venturinha, at  by the same deadline.

For more information about Wittgenstein-Studien, please visit: www.degruyter.com/journal/key/WGST/html

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Nuno VenturinhaAsst. Professor of PhilosophyDeputy Head of DepartmentDirector of Studies, Master in PhilosophyDepartment of Philosophy & IFILNOVANOVA School of Social Sciences and HumanitiesAv. de Berna 26 C | 1069-061 Lisbon | PortugalTel.: + 351 217 908 300 | Ext. 1365E-mail: nventurinha.ifl@fcsh.unl.ptWeb: www.ifilnova.pt/en/pages/nuno-venturinha


Principal InvestigatorFCT funded project Epistemology of Religious Belief

3rd Hinge Epistemology Conference: Hinge Epistemology and Religious Belief

Due to the instability and unpredictability associated with the pandemic, we have decided to postpone the 3rd Hinge Epistemology Conference on Hinge Epistemology and Religious Belief to Spring 2022. 

3rd Hinge Epistemology Conference: Hinge Epistemology and Religious Belief 

NOVA University of Lisbon

Tuesday 7 - Wednesday 8 June 2022

Submissions of abstracts are invited for a two-day conference on Hinge Epistemology, hosted by the NOVA Institute of Philosophy (IFILNOVA) at the NOVA University of Lisbon (Portugal), in collaboration with the University of California, Irvine (USA), and the University of Hertfordshire (UK). 

Plenary speakers:

·       Annalisa Coliva (Irvine)

·       Juliet Floyd (Boston)

·       Hans-Johann Glock (Zurich)

·       Daniele Moyal-Sharrock (Hertfordshire)

·       Duncan Pritchard (Irvine)

·       Genia Schönbaumsfeld (Southampton)

·       Michael Williams (Johns Hopkins)

·       Crispin Wright (New York / Stirling)

Symposium on Hinge Epistemology and Religious Belief:

·       Modesto Gómez-Alonso (La Laguna)

·       Sofia Miguens (Porto)

·       Vicente Sanfélix Vidarte (Valencia)

·       Nuno Venturinha (Lisbon)

NEW CALL FOR ABSTRACTS


The conference will include a number of sessions for submitted papers. Selection will be based on review of long abstracts (max. 1000 words). Please submit your abstract as an email attachment to Prof. Nuno Venturinha (), copied to Prof. Danièle Moyal-Sharrock () by 1st March 2022. Presentation time for accepted papers will be 30 minutes plus Q&A.

Papers will address (positively or critically) the application of Wittgenstein's notion of ‘hinges’ or ‘hinge certainty’ to religious epistemology but also to epistemological problems in any discipline. The conference will be held in English, and peer-reviewed proceedings will be published in an edited volume of the series Anthem Studies in Wittgenstein.

This conference is organized within the framework of the FCT-funded project ‘Epistemology of Religious Belief: Wittgenstein, Grammar and the Contemporary World’ (PTDC/FER-FIL/32203/2017, PI: Nuno Venturinha), hosted by the Reasoning and Argumentation Laboratory (ArgLab) of IFILNOVA. For more information about the project, please visit: www.arglab.ifilnova.pt/en/projects/erb

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Nuno Venturinha

Asst. Professor of Philosophy

Deputy Head of Department

Department of Philosophy & IFILNOVA

NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Av. de Berna 26 C | P-1069-061 Lisbon 

Danièle Moyal-Sharrock

Professor of Philosophy

President of the British Wittgenstein Society

Department of Philosophy | School of Humanities

University of Hertfordshire

De Havilland Campus | Hatfield, Herts AL10 9AB

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