Wednesday Meeting - May 24, 2017

Paper by:
Associate Prof. Anne-Marie Søndergaard Christensen (SDU): The late Wittgenstein's understanding of philosophical method is controversial and contested and is sometimes better described in contrast to what it is not, as anti-metaphysical, anti-foundational and anti-theoretical. To get beyond the 'anti's', the present aim is to provide an overview of Wittgenstein's idea that meaning is (often)established by use and of related idea of an essential descriptive methodology. I will also point to why and how inspiration from Wittgensteinian methodology has led philosophers to seek to establish engagement between philosophy and literature.

Paper by:
Postdoc Anders Juhl Rasmussen (SDU): The meaning of a word is its use in the language - or how the Danish author Peter Seeberg in the short story "Patienten" (1962) (eng. "The Patient") interprets Wittgenstein's private language argument in order to (dis)solve the metaphysical problem of personal identity.

Time: May 24, 2017 - 1.00-2.30 PM
Venue: Meeting room Sokrates, SDU, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M

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