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VIII Summer School in Mind & Language

San Niccolò Palace - via Roma, 56 – Floor III, room 354 –       

Siena, 3-5 June 2015

Form-Oriented Approaches to Wittgenstein

Paying attention to the Tractatus’ and Philosophical Investigations’ specific forms

Alois Pichler

(Wittgenstein Archives at the University of Bergen)

&

Luciano Bazzocchi (Università di Siena)

Among the discussants:  Nuno Venturinha, Giuseppe Varnier 

Lessons will be in seminar form

A brief description of the course:

i.               Issues of form in Wittgenstein and Wittgenstein scholarship
ii.              The tree-like structure of the Tractatus
iii.            How the Tractatus was formed
iv.            Consequences for reading the Tractatus
v.             The criss-cross form of the Philosophical Investigations
vi.            How the Philosophical Investigations was formed
vii.          Consequences for reading the Philosophical Investigations
viii.         Is there an opposition between philosophy- and form-oriented readings of Wittgenstein?

 

   Essential Literature:

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

E. Kanterian, Philosophy as Poetry? Reflections on Wittgenstein’s Style. In: Wittgenstein-Studien, Volume 3, Issue 1. pp. 95–132 (2012)

A. Pichler, The Philosophical Investigations and Syncretistic Writing. In: The Textual Genesis of Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations. Edited by Nuno Venturinha, pp. 65-80. New York: Routledge (2013)

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

L. Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations, P.M.S. Hacker & J. Schulte eds. (2010)

Schedule: June 3: 10-13 and 15-18; June 4: 10-13 and 15-18; June 5: 10-13

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

Some useful information about student lodging in Siena can be found at the following sites:

http://www.unisi.it/didattica/vivere-unisi/casa    http://www.dsu.toscana.it/it/alloggi/residenze_universitarie/index.html

http://www.dsu.toscana.it/it/alloggi/foresteria/tariffe_foresteria.html                                                                                                      see 2014 Summer School

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