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Mar 26, 2017

Our Next Visiting Speaker April 7 - Dr. Kelly Jolley

Dr. Kelly Jolley, Goodwin-Philpott Professor of Philosophy at the University of Auburn, will be giving a talk in our department on April 7. His talk, titled “Disposable Thinking: Wittgenstein's work in Philosophical Investigations,” will be held from 2-4pm in 175 McCain Hall. His abstract is as follows:

In Philosophical Investigations, Wittgenstein's engagement with his reader is at once philosophical and ethical. But how can we characterize that engagement, and how can we understand it as internal to the investigation of the nature of philosophical problems that centers Wittgenstein's book? In this essay, I sketch answers to these questions by exploring Gabriel Marcel's 'virtue' of disposability (or availability) and by showing that Wittgenstein's engagement with his readers embodies disposability.

We hope to see you there!

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