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Faculty of Philosophy


Ludwig Wittgenstein, on receiving a scholarship from Trinity (1929)19th - 20th January 2013

The conference will be held on the 19th and 20th of January 2013 in the Boys Smith Room in St John's College, Cambridge. Our keynote speakers for the conference are Prof. Crispin Wright (Aberdeen & NYU) and Prof. Vann McGee (MIT).

Registration has now closed. If you would like to attend the conference but have not registered, please email the conference organisers ( ).

Conference Programme

Saturday 19th January

10:00 - 11.15   Bruno Jacinto, St Andrews: `Epistemic analyticity and Kaplan validity'
11:15 - 11.45   Coffee
11.45 - 13.00   Peter Fritz and Jeremy Goodman, Oxford: `Second-order contingency'
13.00 - 14.00   Lunch
14.00 - 15.15   Kate Hodesdon, Bristol: `Mathematical representation: playing a role'
15.15 - 15.45   Coffee
15.45 - 17.30   Vann McGee, MIT: Structuralism without structures

Sunday 20th January

10:00 - 11.15   Robert Knowles, Manchester: `Mathematical explanation and program properties'
11:15 - 11.45   Coffee
11.45 - 13.00   Katharina Felka, Hamburg: `Nominalizing Number Words'
13.00 - 14.00   Lunch
14.00 - 15.15   Neil Barton, Birkbeck: `We really need to talk about classes'
15.15 - 15.45   Coffee
15.45 - 17.30   Crispin Wright, Aberdeen and NYU: The basic a priori: simple arithmetic as a case study

If you require accommodation in Cambridge for the conference, we recommend the following websites:

We are grateful for generous support from the Aristotelian Society, the British Society for the Philosophy of Science, the British Logic Colloquium, the Analysis Trust, and the Mind Association.