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Nicoletta Bartunek at the Virtual International Consortium of Truth Research

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Nicoletta Bartunek will be giving a talk at the Virtual International Consortium of Truth Research (VICTR) on September 14 2020, 10:00am EDT. To register and get the zoom link for the talk and a copy of the paper to be read in advance of the event, please email . This will be the first in a series of events at VICTR. You can find more information on upcoming events at tinyurl.com/VICTR. VICTR is sponsored by the Future of Truth project at the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute. More information about this project can be found at futureoftruth.uconn.edu/

Here is some more information about the first event:

Abstract: According to a widespread interpretation, in the Investigations Wittgenstein adopted a deflationary or redundancy theory of truth. On this view, Wittgenstein’s pronouncements about truth should be understood in the light of his invocation of the equivalences ‘p’ is true = p and 'p' is false = not p. This paper shows that this interpretation does not do justice to Wittgenstein’s thoughts. I will be claiming that, in fact, in his second book Wittgenstein is returning to the pre-Tractarian notion of bipolarity, and that his new development of this notion in the Investigations excludes the redundancy-deflationary reading. Wittgenstein’s thoughts about truth are instead compatible with another interpretative option: Wittgenstein remains faithful to his methodological pronouncements, and he merely presents us with (grammatical) platitudes about the notions of “true” and “false”.

Nicoletta Bartunek, PhD, is a graduate of the University of Turin, Italy. She specializes in Wittgenstein's philosophy and its relation to contemporary philosophy. Her previous work on the topic includes Truth in the Investigations (Synthese, 2019) and Assertability conditions and the Investigations (Philosophia, 2019).

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September 14
10:00 am - 12:00 pm