Dienstag, 26. November 2019, 17:00 - 18:30 iCal

2nd Arthur Pap-Lecture 2019

Scott Soames (USC Dornsife, USA)

Hörsaal 3B (HS) im Neuen Institutsgebäude (NIG), 3. Stock
Universitätsstraße 7, 1010 Wien


The logical empiricism of the Vienna Circle was the second great step in the development of analytic philosophy, following the turn to logic and mathematics imitated by Frege and Russell, and the practice of analysis illustrated by Moore. Although Wittgenstein was not a member of the Circle, he greatly influenced those who were. The lecture will articulate three important contemporary lessons to be gained by identifying, reconstructing, and developing under-appreciated insights of Wittgenstein, Carnap, and Schlick concerning the nature of propositions, modality, and ethics.


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Sabine Koch
Institut Wiener Kreis