Friday, January 13, 2017

British Wittgenstein Society Newsletter

[Warning: the following consists of little but bragging, although there is also a link to videos of talks by various Wittgenstein-related philosophers.]

The latest BWS Newsletter contains a short piece by Anshel Cohen, a student at Cambridge, about the 8th BWS Annual Conference. He writes:
One highly interesting lecture was Rowan Williams’ on Wittgenstein, Kierkegaard and the Gospels, which uncovered many unexpected connections between these topics. However, my favourite talk was by Duncan Richter,...
Woo hoo! (The talk in question is this one, on "The Value of Clarity".)

There's a video of the talk here. Perhaps more interestingly, the same link takes you to videos of the talks given by Gabriel Citron, Genia Schӧnbaumsfeld, John Milbank, Stephen Mulhall, Rowan Williams, Sophie-Grace Chappell, Michael Scott, and Wayne Proudfoot 
 

5 comments:

  1. thanks for the links.
    https://www.academia.edu/28115245/Wittgenstein_and_his_Philosophy_of_First-Time_Events

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    1. Thanks--that looks like an interesting paper

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  2. http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/01/donald-trumps-chilling-language-and-the-power-of-words

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    1. Thanks. It looks like truth and meaning are political issues now. I'm just waiting to be accused of political bias for suggesting that people should make sense and be honest.

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    2. will be interesting to see if yer undergrads give you a j'accuse or not
      https://kpfa.org/episode/against-the-grain-january-24-2017/

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