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Sesión XVI: The use and misuse of “Meaning is use”

13 Dic

Para cerrar el año disfrutaremos de una sesión internacional, viene a visitarnos Sebastian Greve, doctorando en el Birkbeck College de la University of London. su trabajo se centra en la filosofía de Ludwig Wittgenstein y en esta ocasión nos ofrecerá una ponencia titulada “The Use and Misuse of ‘Meaning is Use’ “. Y para aclarar el contenido de la charla, nada mejor que el abstract que él mismo nos ha enviado:

How are we to understand Wittgenstein’s intention not to put forward any theses in philosophy?——After all, to some this might seem to involve a paradox. For, what can he mean by saying this if this utterance is not a thesis itself? Or, in order to escape the paradox, is it perhaps a meta-philosophical thesis rather than a thesis within philosophy? But what is meta-philosophy if not philosophy? I do not know the answer to any of these questions. However, I know how to not even let myself be troubled by such questions. This, I think, is what Wittgenstein tried to teach us in the form of his later method. In my paper, I present what I take to be a central, though often neglected, characteristic of this method, which may be said to consist in: taking the philosophically troubled person seriously.

My interpretation will bear clear similarities to Gordon Baker’s later understanding of related aspects of Wittgenstein’s method in the Philosophical Investigations. However, reference will be made to two different authors instead: O. K. Bouwsma and Alois Pichler, both of whom, I believe, deserve more attention by readers of the later Wittgenstein. The structure of my talk will be roughly as follows. First I will make some rather general introductory remarks so as to bring into focus the aspect of Wittgenstein’s method I am interested in, and then, secondly, I will illustrate my point by discussing what tradition has cast into the notorious 3-words formula “meaning is use”.

Además nos recomienda la lectura de un texto con el que entrar en materia que, como siempre, está disponible en la sección de materiales. En este caso de trata “Philosophical Perplexity” de John Wisdom.

Para variar la cita tendrá lugar en la Complutense. Concretamente el miércoles 19 de diciembre a las 16.30 en el Seminario 36 de la Facultad de Filosofía de la UCM (por si os perdéis, el enlace de GoogleMaps).

Nos alegrará veros y compartir debates y dulces navideños con todos vosotros.

 

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