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Form & Style in Wittgenstein’s work: An exegetical and philological approach

June 6, 2016 - June 8, 2016

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Cattedra di Filosofia del linguaggio – Philosophy of Language - CISCL

IX Summer School in Mind & Language

San Niccolò Palace - via Roma, 56 – Floor III, room 468 – Siena,

6-8 June 2016

David Stern (Iowa)

Nuno Venturinha (Lisbon)

Luciano Bazzocchi (Siena)

Among the discussants: Giuseppe Varnier

Lessons will be in seminar form

A brief description of the course:

i On the origins of the Tractatus

ii The tree-like structure of the Tractatus

iii The construction and structure of the Tractatus iv Form and reading strategy

iv Form and reading strategy

v From the Tractatus to Philosophical Investigations

vi Wittgenstein's texts and style

vii Examples and exercises

viii Closing round-table

Essential Literature:

L. Bazzocchi, L’albero del Tractatus (Mimesis, Milano, 2010; French translation: L’arbre du Tractatus, King’s College London, 2014)

D. Stern, “Texts and style”, in The Blackwell Companion to Wittgenstein, ed. H. Glock and J. Hyman N. Venturinha,

“A Composite Work of Art “, in The Textual Genesis of Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations, ed. N. Venturinha, Routledge 2013

L. Wittgenstein, The Tractatus According to Its Own Form, L. Bazzocchi ed. (2014)

Schedule: 10:00-13:00 and 15:00-18:00

Attendance is free of charge. The language of the course will be English.

If you want to enter the Summer School please send an e-mail to Prof. Gabriele Usberti (usberti(at)unisi.it) Some useful information about student lodging in Siena can be found at the following sites:

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June 6, 2016
June 8, 2016
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Prof. Gabriele Usberti


University di Siena
San Niccolo Palace Via Roma
53100 Siena, Italy
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