Department of Philosophy

Auburn Philosophy Conference 2011

3rd Annual Conference: Contemporary Tractatus: Wittgenstein's Tractatus and Tractarian Themes in Philosophy Today

Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art
Auburn, Alabama
March 3-5th, 2011

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Topic of the 2011 Conference:
Wittgenstein's Tractatus-Logico-Philosophicus

Thursday, March 3
RBD Library Auditorium

Moderator: Mike Watkins

3 – 3:15 Opening Remarks
3:15 – 4:25 Denis McManus, “Philosophical Therapy, the Psychological, and the Individual”
4:30 – 5:40 Edmund Dain, “Throwing the Baby Out”

Reception: 6 – 7 Piccolo Lounge
Dinner 7:15: Amsterdam Café

Friday, March 4
Jule Collins Smith Museum Auditorium

Morning Session
8:40 – 9 Coffee and Pastries
Moderator: Keren Gorodeisky
9 – 10:10 Jean-Philippe Narboux, “Making Sense of Showing
10:15 – 11:25 Oskari Kuusela, “Carnap and the Tractatus’s Philosophy of Logic
11:30 – 12:40 Juliet Floyd “Five Ways of Speaking about Formality” (keynote)

12:45 – 1:55 Lunch: Museum Café

Afternoon Session
Moderator: Arata Hamawaki
2:00 – 3:10 Sanford Shieh, “In What Way Does Logic Involve Necessity?
3:15 – 4:25 Cora Diamond “Addressing Russell Resolutely?” (keynote)

6:30 Dinner: Zazu

Saturday, March 5
Jule Collins Smith Museum Auditorium

Morning Session
9:40 – 10 Coffee and Pastries
Moderator: Guy Rohrbaugh
10 – 11:10 Peter Sullivan, “Judgments, Propositions and Facts from Russell to Ramsey (via Wittgenstein)”
11: 15 – 12: 25 Thomas Ricketts, “Analysis, Independence, and Simplicity” (keynote)

12:30 – 1:55 Lunch: Museum Café

Afternoon Session
Moderator: Kelly Jolley
2 – 3:10 Eli Friedlander, “Missing a Step Up the Ladder”
3:15 – 4:25 James Conant “Wittgenstein’s Methods” (keynote)

5:30 Reception: Maestro 2300
6:30 Dinner: Maestro 2300



Organizers:
Kelly Dean Jolley, Department of Philosophy
Arata Hamawaki, Department of Philosophy
 

Sponsors:
AU Department of Philosophy
AU College of Liberal Arts
AU Philosophy Club


Program: Each of the conference sessions will run 70 minutes, with 40-45 minutes allotted to the speaker, the rest to discussion. This year, all speakers have been invited and submissions are not being solicited.

Conference Poster: here.

Last Updated: November 16, 2015