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IX Summer School in Mind & Language

San Niccolò Palace - via Roma, 56 – Floor III, room 356 –       

Siena, 6-8 June 2016

Form & style in Wittgenstein’s work

An exegetical and philological approach

David Stern (Iowa)

Nuno Venturinha (Lisbon)

Luciano Bazzocchi (Siena)

Among the discussants:  Giuseppe Varnier 

Note: David Stern will speak from Iowa via WebEx platform

A short message from David Stern

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

  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, “Wittgenstein’s Texts and Style”, in The Blackwell Companion to Wittgenstein, eds. H. Glock and J. Hyman (Stern’s homepage)

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

P. M. S. Hacker, “How the Tractatus was Meant to be Read”,  The Philosophical Quarterly (October 2015) 65 (261): 648-668.

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:

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 2015 Summer School