Thursday, January 10, 2008

Wittgenstein Summer School at Oxford University


I am running a week on Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations for Oxford University Depart. of Continuing Education. 12th-19th July. Details available here.

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15 comments:

Cassanders said...

hmmm,
Considering my own knowledge of Wittgenstein, almost anything I could absorb would be an improvement, but I'm unfortunately not able to participate.
On the other hand, I do suspect that Ibrahim Lawson would benefit greatly from your course as well
:-)

Cassanders
In Cod we trust

Ibrahim Lawson said...

Why would you suspect that, Cassanders?

Cassanders said...

Sorry for responding so late.

My suspicion is based on the observation of your references to Wittgenstein, language and hermeneutics in several occations on this blog, the responses from others (who apparently are fairly well versed in W.'s work) and then your apparent inability to counter their objections in any substantial way.

But my suspicion might of course be wrong. As I allready have indicated, you are probably vastly more erudite on W. than me.

My only recent rendezvous with W. was BTW entirely circumstantial. In his recent "The Grasshooper", Bernard Suits has a wonderful and simple generic definiton of "game": "the voluntary attempt to overcome unnecessary obstacles"
Apparently W. believed that "game" could not be given a general and concice definition.

Cassanders
In Cod we trust

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Ibrahim Lawson said...

Ok, I've been trying to post a hyperlink but i obviously don't know how to do it.

anyway, Cassanders, I would appreciate you pointing to an example of my apparent inability to respond to others objections to my interpretation of Wittgenstein, language and hermeneutics etc as i wasn't really aware that anyone had taken me up on any of these issues and may have missed something.

sj_gardner said...

Is there any chance of taking this as a distance course? I am Canadian philosophy grad from a Uni that didn't devote much time to 20th century thinkers, let alone W. I know, it is to cry.

Cheers,
Stephen

Stephen Law said...

Not a distance course, I'm afraid. Though the Philosophy Gym course run by OUDCE is (but different topics, obviously).

stephen said...

I was afraid of that. Reading it on my own proved frustrating, and the secondary literature is so large and varied that its hard to know where to begin. Any thoughts?

Many Thanks,
Stephen

stephen said...

I was afraid of that. Reading it on my own proved frustrating, and the secondary literature is so large and varied that its hard to know where to begin. Any thoughts?

Many Thanks,
Stephen

Amineh Stevenson said...

I'm looking forward to attend your course :)

Stephen Law said...

see you there!

Stephen Law said...

I have got a facebook account. But not very good at using it. It's possible to file oneself under headings like "philosophy" is it?

Ben Bousquet said...

I attended this course - and let me say it was top notch - seminar discussions were as buzzing with thoughts as a bee hive...

Nice one Stephen!