Perceptual Experience & Empirical Reason Conference | 3-5 December | Online
The University of Pittsburgh Department of Philosophy will host PEER 2021, a conference on the role of experience in cognition. How does perception guide us to knowledge of a mind-independent reality? If perceptual experiences are the basis of empirical reasoning, how are we to understand the rational contribution of such experiences? The aim of the conference is to promote a conversation between proponents of different conceptions of experience and of its role in cognition. Participants will be expected to read ahead the principal contributions, which will be made available by late October. Conference sessions will be devoted mostly to discussion.
More information about the programme can be found here. Register at PEER2020.weebly.com
Weekly reading group on the occasion of the centenary of Ludwig Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus | 6:30-7:30pm | Colin Matthew Room, Radcliffe Humanities
We are delighted to announce that this term we will be hosting a reading group, open to all members of the University and the public, to mark the centenary of Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus.
One of the defining texts of the 20th century, Wittgenstein’s first work is notoriously difficult for first-time readers. By working through it together, the problems that baffle us alone or leave us stranded can be solved through discussion, drawing on our individual readings and backgrounds. This is the perfect opportunity to cover a text often sidelined, or marginalised as an eccentricity in the history of ideas.
The TLP is composed of 7 core propositions. We will endeavour to finish the text by the end of Michaelmas Term (first week of December). We will play it by ear together and see how far we get each session, though we will try to finish one proposition a week where realistic, with a few exceptions where more time is required.
Every Friday from October 15th, 18:30, at Radcliffe Humanities Building, Woodstock Road.
Please message us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to let us know you’re coming, and to receive a copy of the text. We will be using the newly published (Anthem Press) centenary edition, by Luciano Bazzocchi and PMS Hacker (more on this choice in the first session!)
We will offer suggested further reading at the end of sessions. All welcome, students, staff and public.