Heyting Day 2022 - Wittgenstein's Tractatus

When:
3 June 2022 from 10:00 to 16:30 hrs
Where:
Trippenhuis KNAW, Kloveniersburgwal 29, 1011 JV Amsterdam
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The Tractatus gives rise to many exciting issues of interpretation. The speakers of the Heyting Day will throw light on some of these issues, especially on Wittgenstein’s views on the nature of logic and on the role of the first person in the Tractatus. The day will provide ample room to reflect together about what the book has to tell us.

 

Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

A hundred years ago, Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus was published in English and in German. Since that time, the book has engendered enduring fascination both from professional philosophers and from interested laypersons. This interest is both due to the book’s themes and to its literary style. The themes include the nature of reality, the relationship between world and language, the nature of logic, ethics, the self, the mystical …

Speakers

  • Victor Gijsbers, assistant professor of philosophy at Leiden University, No privileged numbers? Infinity in the Tractatus
  • Oskari Kuusela, Associate Professor at the University of East Anglia, UK, The Tractatus’ epistemology of logic
  • Maria van der Schaar, Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Philosophy, Leiden University, The Tractatus and the First Person
  • Wim Vanrie,  Postdoctoral Researcher in Philosophy at Ghent University, Tautology and showing in Wittgenstein’s Tractatus

Plenary discussion led by Martin Stokhof, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam.

The symposium will be conducted in English.

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