CFP: Wittgenstein, the Philosophy of Education and the Education of Philosophy, Odense July 8-9 2012

Announcement & Call for Papers

The Third International Conference of the Nordic Wittgenstein Society:

Wittgenstein, the Philosophy of Education and the Education of Philosophy

The general theme of the conference is to explore a Wittgensteinian approach to the interplay between philosophical method, pedagogy in general and philosophy of education.

Teaching and various forms of instruction, training and learning are recurrent themes in the writings of Ludwig Wittgenstein, making his philosophy a rich source for our understanding of the relationship between education and learning. Moreover, Wittgenstein’s work is an increasing influence in debates within the philosophy of education, especially in questions concerning the pedagogies of philosophy, therapeutic and dialogical methods in education, the role of practice for learning and discussions of the respective contribution to education from philosophy and empirical research.

 The conference will include three invited speakers as well as a number of smaller presentations organised in sessions according to theme. See below for the Call for Papers.

PhD Session
At least one of the sessions (depending on number of participants) will be reserved for presentations from PHD students. Prof. Paul Standish will participate in the discussions of the presentations.

Invited Speakers
Steinar Bøyum, Associate Professor, University of Bergen, Norway (confirmed)
Anniken Greve, Professor, University of Tromsø (confirmed)
Paul Standish, Professor, University of London, UK (confirmed)

Time: Friday, June 8th, 14-19, and Saturday June 9th, 9-16.30, 2012.
The final programme will be announced later.

Place: Institute of Philosophy, Education and the Study of Religions (IFPR), University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Odense.

More information:
To come on

Organisers: IFPR, SDU and The Nordic Wittgenstein Society.

Call for Papers
We invite researchers and PhD-students, inside and outside of philosophy (e.g. education and pedagogy) to submit abstracts on Wittgenstein-inspired inquiries into questions related to the theme of the conference (max 400 words). All submissions will be subject to a peer review. Each speaker will be allotted 20 minutes for presentation and 20 minutes for discussion.

Possible topics include: The relevance of Wittgenstein’s philosophy for...
-        The pedagogies of philosophy
-        The philosophy of education
-        The role of training and initiation into a practice in education
-        The relationship between education and therapy
-        Moral education
-        Educating for critical thinking
-        Methods in education
-        The distinction between empirical and philosophical research in education

 In case of adequate funding, the conference will reimburse part of the travel expenses for speakers whose papers are accepted.

Submission should be send to Anne-Marie S. Christensen,

Submission of abstracts: April 2nd 2012
Announcement of the result of the peer review: April 16th 2012
For PhD students: Deadline for submission of papers: May 14th 2012

Bedste hilsner
Anne-Marie Søndergaard Christensen
Lektor, Institut for Filosofi, Pædagogik og Religionsstudier, Syddansk Universitet, Odense