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XII Summer School in Mind & Language

Siena, 5-7 June 2019

Inside Wittgenstein's conceptual laboratory:

The composition of (the Tree of) the Tractatus

Martin Pilch

(Österreichischen Bundesverwaltung, Wien)

Luciano Bazzocchi

(Università di Siena)

Among the discussants: Giuseppe Varnier, Daniele Mezzadri

A brief description of the course:

 i. Hacker, Kuusela, Kraft: a point on the debate about the Tree  

ii. Philosophy and philology, a hermeneutic circle on form and structure

iii. The first pages of the manuscript of the Tractatus

iv. Composition strategies: numbering and 'loose sheets'

v. Core-Tractatus, the original tree

vi. “All the good propositions from my other manuscripts”

vii.  Last selection and final typescripts

   Essential Literature:

M. Pilch, A missing folio at the beginning of Wittgenstein's MS104, “Nordic Wittgenstein Review” 4(2015)

M. Pilch (ed.), http://www.wittgensteinsource.org – Prototractatus tools (PTT)

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

A betterAppraisal of Wittgenstein's Tractatus Manuscript , “Philosophical Investigations”, 2015

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

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

Lessons will be in seminar form

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

Schedule: June 5: 10-13 and 15-18; June 6: 9.30-12.30 and 15-18; June 7: 9.30-12.30

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 L.Bazzocchi (bazzocchi(at)unisi.it)

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

 https://www.unisi.it/didattica/studente-della-toscana-carta-unica-regionale

https://www.dsu.toscana.it/servizi/servizi-agli-studenti/case-in-affitto/guida-agli-affitti-studenti/

http://www.dsu.toscana.it/it/alloggi/foresteria                          see 2016 Summer School

https://www.sienahostel.it/en/prezzi-promozioni