April 4 – Michael Kremer on Ryle, Capacities and Knowledge

On Friday, April 4, Prof. Michael Kremer will present his paper,  “A Capacity for Getting Things Right: Gilbert Ryle on Knowledge”. The paper will not be circulated in advance.

Please note our workshop will meet at Social Science 302 (at 1:30pm). This is our room for the Spring quarter (with one exception, which will be announced in due time).


March 12 SofF Workshop: David Egan “Rehabilitating Austin”

On Wednesday, March 12, at 4:30pm,  in Classics 110, The Society of Fellows Workshop will host David Egan (Chicago, Society of Fellows) who will present his paper, “Rehabilitating Austin”. Wittgenstein Workshop members are welcome to attend.
David has asked to share the following:
Dear all,
Thanks for taking the time to read this, and apologies that it’s slightly on the long side. This paper is an attempt to extract something for journal publication from my doctoral thesis on ordinary language philosophy. Besides the normal questions (like “is it any good?”) I’d be interested in any thoughts about structure. As it stands, it’s a bit too long for journal submission. I’m tempted to cut section 4 and then add a bit more to section 3 that engages more recent work on the semantic/pragmatic distinction. But I’d be interested if you thought the discussion of Searle and the discussion of Grice really ought to stay together.
Speaking of cuts, if you’re pressed for time, section 4 is probably the most skippable.

Upcoming events

On March 14, we will close the quarter with our own Pascal Brixel, who will discuss his paper “Second-Order Contextualism”. Our very busy schedule for next quarter is as follows:

April 4 – Michael Kremer (Chicago)

April 18 –Avner Baz (Tufts)

May 2 – Hans Sluga (Berkeley)

May 16 –Sören Stenlund (Uppsala): Wittgenstein and Symbolic Mathematics

May 30 – Amos Browne (Chicago)

June 13 – Paulo Faria (Rio Grande do Sul)