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Perspectives on Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Mathematics

Freitag, 24. August 2012, 09:00 Uhr bis 19:00 Uhr

Two-day conference: 24.-25.08.2012

The conference aims to present, promote and provoke research on Ludwig Wittgenstein's philosophy of mathematics. Wittgenstein is one of the most important philosophers of the 20th century and he considered his most significant contribution to be in the philosophy of mathematics. Nevertheless, this contribution has received far less attention than the rest of his works. Recent research shows that early interpreters often failed to appreciate the radical nature of his critique of the orthodoxy. It also suggests that his philosophy of mathematics still contains much from which the field can profit. We therefore intend to discuss the development of Wittgenstein's philosophy of mathematics, the debates it has already provoked and the lessons it might hold for contemporary debates.

MitConfirmed speakers:
- Pasquale Frascolla (Università della Basilicata)
- Pieranna Garavaso (University of Minnesota Morris)
- Warren Goldfarb (Harvard University)
- Mathieu Marion (Université du Québec à Montréal)
- Felix Mühlhölzer (Georg-August Universität Göttingen)
- Esther Ramharter (Universität Wien)
- Ian Rumfitt (Birkbeck University of London)
- Severin Schroeder (University of Reading)
- Göran Sundholm (Universiteit Leiden)
Ort Universität Zürich Zentrum, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich
Raum: KO2 F152
VeranstalterPhilosophisches Seminar UZH
Prof. Dr. Hans-Johann Glock (Lehrstuhl für Theoretische Philosophie II, UZH)
KontaktAnne-Katrin Schlegel (Mail)