Curiously, it has been claimed of Wittgenstein’s approach to philosophy both that it promotes a kind of fideism – an attempt to ‘insulate’ or ‘protect’ religious beliefs from fair and reasonable criticism – and, contrarily, that its unavoidable consequence is an acceptance of atheism. Wittgenstein himself maintained, however, that in contrast with the work of […]
Professor Paul Standish, Institute of Education/University College London is giving the British Wittgenstein Society Lecture on Leavis and Eliot. Literary and Cultural Critics: a 2-day international conference Downing College, Cambridge UK
Abstract In this talk I re-visit the later Wittgenstein’s remarks on action and the will in the retrospective light of the philosophies of action which were subsequently developed, in particular those of Ryle, Anscombe, von Wright, R. Taylor, Melden, and Davidson. I shall be arguing that while we should endorse Wittgenstein’s specific brand of anti-volitionism, […]
Please note change of date. The lecture will now take place on Monday 9th May About the speaker: John Heaton is a psychotherapist in private practice in London. He teaches on phenomenology and Wittgenstein at Regents University and the Philadelphia Association. He read Medicine and the Moral Sciences Tripos at Cambridge and was an […]
Scientism as a Threat to Science: Wittgenstein on Self-Subversion. Dr Chon TejEdor October 17tth, 2016 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm Bloomsbury, 50 Bedford Square London WC1B 3DP About the Speaker Speaker Bibliography Abstract Video Report About the Reporter About the Speaker Dr Chon Tejedor joined the University of Hertfordshire in September 2014. Before that, Chon was for […]
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Ben Ware on 'Wittgenstein's Early and Late Modernism' Tuesday 28 May 2019 6:15-8:00 pm. Complimentary wine served at 6:00 Bloomsbury, 50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP ABSTRACT: The issue of Wittgenstein’s relationship to modernism is a vexed one. One standard way of conceiving of this connection has been to see Wittgenstein’s work as a philosophical counterpart to that of certain […]
OSKARI KUUSELA WITTGENSTEIN AND MORAL PHILOSOPHY: REINTERPRETING THEORIES AS WITTGENSTEINIAN MODELS 24th November, 2020 TBC @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Invitations are exclusive to BWS members until 1st November. Any available places will then be more offered more widely.