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Culture and Value after Wittgenstein
August 30, 2019 - September 1, 2019
The Queen’s College, University of Oxford; 30 August – 1 September 2019
This conference is designed to be an intense workshop-style meeting. The event is open to all, but there is a limited number of places. Available places will be distributed following a selection process. If you are interested in taking one of the available places, please fill in the questionnaire that appears at the bottom of this message and submit it to by Wednesday 10 July.
Wittgenstein’s life and work reveal a deep concern with questions of art, morality, religion and society, which he considered from both anthropological and critical perspectives. These phenomena frequently figure in his writing and lectures, and even elements of his philosophy not directly concerned with such matters arguably have profound implications for them. However, the nature and extent of Wittgenstein’s legacy for the philosophical study of culture and value is still very much an open question. This conference brings together a diverse group of scholars, to share and discuss some of their research on the topic.
Anne-Marie Søndergaard Christensen
The time allotted per session is 70 minutes, of which at least 25 will be given to discussion; apart from this condition, there is no single prescribed format. After each session, there will be a 15-minute break. The first session is scheduled to begin in the early morning of Friday 30 August, and the final session is planned to end in the late afternoon or early evening on Sunday 1 September.
Meals and accommodation:
We have made the following essential arrangements: college accommodation (single room with ensuite bathroom) for four nights, August 29th, 30th, 31st and September 1st, including breakfast; refreshments (tea, coffee, water, snacks, etc.) throughout the conference; daily conference lunch, three times, 30 August – 1 September; welcome reception, August 29th; conference dinner, August 30th. We will be happy to try to arrange for any special requirements.
We aim to make the conference accessible for as many people as possible, in line with the SWIP/BPA guidance on accessible conferences (www.bpa.ac.uk/uploads/2018/BPA:SWIP%20Guidelines%20for%20Accessible%20Conferences.pdf). Please also feel free to let us know any specific requirements, so we may try to accommodate them.
The participation fee is £120. This includes all items listed above under ‘meals and accommodation’. Some participants will also be offered £60 bursaries.
Possible trip to Cambridge:
If enough people are interested, we may organise a trip to Wittgensteinian Cambridge—archives, Trinity College, etc.—after breakfast on Monday.
The event is generously funded by the Sekyra Foundation, in cooperation with the Analysis Trust and the Aristotelian Society.
QUESTIONNAIRE (in alphabetical order; please be brief)
Career status (e.g. graduate student or fixed-term lecturer):
Personal characteristics that might be considered underrepresented in academic philosophy:
Proposed length of stay (e.g. 3 or 4 nights):
Relevant research, planned or completed