Friday, March 14, 2008

"Wittgenstein after his Nachlass," Instituto de Filosofia da Linguagem, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, May 2-3, 2008.

The publication of the Bergen Electronic Edition of Wittgenstein’s Nachlass, between 1998 and 2000, was a really outstanding and extremely valuable contribution to Wittgenstein scholarship. Besides the digital facsimiles and transcriptions of almost all the Wittgenstein papers, it offers some very useful search facilities. However, many items raise serious philological questions and only a relative small number of scholars make an effective use of that careful piece of editorial work. The aim of this conference is then to explore the rich and variable tangles that characterise Wittgenstein’s Nachlass, as well as their relations to his conception of philosophy. Some papers will also touch on newly published or hitherto unpublished sources for the study of Wittgenstein and the new Bergen Electronic Edition will be discussed. This meeting is intended to inaugurate an international collaborative work on Wittgenstein’s Nachlass. Speakers include: James Conant (Chicago), P. M. S. Hacker (Oxford), Brian F. McGuinness (Siena), Volker A. Munz (Graz), Alois Pichler (Bergen), Josef G. F. Rothhaupt (Munich), Joachim Schulte (Zurich), Ilse Somavilla (Innsbruck), David G. Stern (Iowa), Nuno Venturinha (Lisbon) Further information is available here:

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