Georg Henrik von Wright Lecture: Prof. Cora Diamond, "Von Wright on Wittgenstein in Relation to His Times”

The Third Georg Henrik von Wright Lecture: Professor Cora Diamond, “Von Wright on Wittgenstein in Relation to His Times”, May 18th 2016, Helsinki

 

Venue: University of Helsinki, Main building/Small Hall (Pieni juhlasali\Lilla festsalen), Fabianinkatu 33, 4th floor, May 18th 2016, 17.00-19.00 (5-7 pm). 

 

Description

Von Wright was profoundly interested in Wittgenstein’s attitude to his times, and in how that attitude was related to his philosophy.  Professor Diamond’s lecture picks up themes from von Wright’s discussion of these issues, and brings out the importance of the deep conflict within Wittgenstein’s conception of philosophy in the Tractatus. An understanding of that conflict enables us to see both constancy and change in Wittgenstein’s attitude to his times. 

 

Professor Cora Diamond

Cora Diamond is University Professor and Kenan Professor of Philosophy, emerita at the University of Virginia. She is the author of The Realistic Spirit: Wittgenstein, Philosophy, and the Mind and the editor of Wittgenstein's Lectures on the Foundations of Mathematics, Cambridge, 1939, and has written numerous papers on topics in philosophy of language and ethics, and on the work of Wittgenstein and Frege.

 

The Georg Henrik von Wright Lecture 

The Georg Henrik von Wright Lecture is funded by a donation to the University of Helsinki made by the von Wright family 2013. It is intended as a recurring event with the purpose of promoting research and debate relating to the philosophical work of the Finnish philosopher Georg Henrik von Wright (1916–2003).


Additional information is provided by Bernt Österman, curator of the von Wright and Wittgenstein Archives at the University of Helsinki (WWA).

Bernt.Osterman at helsinki.fi


For other events of the von Wright centennial year, see

http://www.helsinki.fi/wwa/von_Wright_centenary_2016.html