Please go to this page for our schedule for the year.

On Friday, June 13 we will hear and discuss Prof. Paulo Faria  (Rio Grande do Sul) “The Vagaries of Actions and the Verities of Meanings“.

Please note our irregular time: we will meet at 2:30pm, and our meeting will run until 5pm.

Location: Social Science 302

This Friday, our very own Amos Browne will be presenting his paper, “Expression and Understanding“.

We’ll meet at Social Science 302 at 1:30pm

Prof. Sören Stenlund (Uppsala) will be visiting us next weekend. On Friday, May 16, Prof. Stenlund will give his paper entitled “Wittgenstein and Symbolic Mathematics”. We will meet at 1:30 (at Social Science 302).

On Saturday, May 17, Prof. Stenlund will hold a mini-seminar on his short book, The Origin of Symbolic Mathematics and the End of the Science of Quantity. An electronic version is available. We will meet at 11am, at Stuart 216 (Anscombe Library). To enter Stuart building on Saturday, go to Harper 2 floor and use the bridge. Or call me at 773-251-6218.

Both events are organized jointly with the German Philosophy Workshop.


Sluga May 2.001This Friday, May 2, Prof. Hans Sluga (Berkeley) will be presenting his paper, “‘What has history to do with me?': Timelessness, Time, and Historical Contingency in Wittgenstein”.

Please note we will meet at an irregular location: Rosenwald 301, at 1:30.

The paper can be accessed here.




On Friday, April 18, Avner Baz (Tufts) will present his paper “The Sound of Bedrock: Lines of Grammar between Kant, Wittgenstein, and Cavell”. The paper is now accessible here. We meet at at Social Science 302 (at 1:30pm).

On Friday, April 4, Prof. Michael Kremer will present his paper,  “A Capacity for Getting Things Right: Gilbert Ryle on Knowledge”. The paper will not be circulated in advance.

Please note our workshop will meet at Social Science 302 (at 1:30pm). This is our room for the Spring quarter (with one exception, which will be announced in due time).


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This Friday, our own Pascal Brixel will present his paper, “Contextualism and the Very Idea of a Philosophical Theory”, which is available here .

We meet at 1:30pm in Wieboldt 408.



On Wednesday, March 12, at 4:30pm,  in Classics 110, The Society of Fellows Workshop will host David Egan (Chicago, Society of Fellows) who will present his paper, “Rehabilitating Austin”. Wittgenstein Workshop members are welcome to attend.
David has asked to share the following:
Dear all,
Thanks for taking the time to read this, and apologies that it’s slightly on the long side. This paper is an attempt to extract something for journal publication from my doctoral thesis on ordinary language philosophy. Besides the normal questions (like “is it any good?”) I’d be interested in any thoughts about structure. As it stands, it’s a bit too long for journal submission. I’m tempted to cut section 4 and then add a bit more to section 3 that engages more recent work on the semantic/pragmatic distinction. But I’d be interested if you thought the discussion of Searle and the discussion of Grice really ought to stay together.
Speaking of cuts, if you’re pressed for time, section 4 is probably the most skippable.

Upcoming events

On March 14, we will close the quarter with our own Pascal Brixel, who will discuss his paper “Second-Order Contextualism”. Our very busy schedule for next quarter is as follows:

April 4 – Michael Kremer (Chicago)

April 18 -Avner Baz (Tufts)

May 2 – Hans Sluga (Berkeley)

May 16 -Sören Stenlund (Uppsala): Wittgenstein and Symbolic Mathematics

May 30 – Amos Browne (Chicago)

June 13 – Paulo Faria (Rio Grande do Sul)



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