Events

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Jan
17
Thu
Colloquium – Hannah Ginsborg
Jan 17 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Gilman Hall

Colloquium with Hannah Ginsborg (UC Berkeley)

Title: “Wittgenstein on Going On”

Wittgenstein’s rule-following considerations feature several passages in which people are presented with examples of number sequences or other patterns, and “go on” from them in ways that lead us to say that they have grasped a rule. The most famous is at Philosophical Investigations §185, where a pupil who has been continuing the series 0,2,4,6,8… goes on after 1000 by writing “1000, 1004, 1008.” I raise objections to readings of these passages which have been offered by (among others) Crispin Wright, Saul Kripke, and John McDowell, and I suggest an alternative reading. On my reading, the passages illustrate Wittgenstein’s commitment to a kind of normativity — implicit in the idea of a person’s going on as she ought — which is a precondition of, rather than presupposing, grasp of a rule. Consciousness of this kind of normativity is involved in very simple prelinguistic behaviours as well as in cases requiring knowledge of language or of simple arithmetic, and we can appeal to it in order to make sense of how grasp of rules, and of the meaning of linguistic expressions, is possible. I suggest that this reading of the passages allows us to see Wittgenstein’s rule-following considerations as more plausible than they might seem on competing interpretations.

Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy

Jan
31
Thu
Classics Lecture: Karen Ni Mheallaigh (University of Exeter UK)
Jan 31 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Feb
1
Fri
Colloquium – Christian List
Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Gilman Hall

Colloquium with Christian List (London School of Economics)

Title: TBA

Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy

Feb
7
Thu
Colloquium – Michelle Kosch
Feb 7 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Gilman Hall

Colloquium with Michelle Kosch (Cornell University)

Title: TBA

Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy

Classics Lecture: Sarah Nooter (University of Chicago)
Feb 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Feb
8
Fri
AIA Baltimore Society Lecture: Marden Nichols (Georgetown)
Feb 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Gilman 50 (Marjorie Fisher Auditorium)

Dorothy Kent Hill Lecture

Theater and Painting in Ancient Rome

A lecture by Marden Nichols, Georgetown University

Refreshments will be served at 4:30PM, followed by the lecture at 5:00PM.

Sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America, Baltimore Society

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Feb
12
Tue
Classics Lecture: Dan-el Padilla Peralta (Princeton)
Feb 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Feb
14
Thu
Colloquium – Katja Vogt
Feb 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Gilman Hall

Colloquium with Katja Vogt (Columbia University)

Title: TBA

Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy

Classics Lecture: Alex Purves (UC Los Angeles)
Feb 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Feb
21
Thu
Colloquium – Patrick Murray
Feb 21 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Gilman Hall

Colloquium with Patrick Murray (Creighton University)

Title: TBA

Sponsored by Political and Moral Thought