Wittgenstein and Applied Epistemology

June 06-07, 2017

6th Symposium of the International Ludwig Wittgenstein Society (ILWG)


Nova Institute of Philosophy (IFILNOVA)

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, New University of Lisbon (FCSH/NOVA)


Scientific Organization: Nuno Venturinha





6 June 2017, Aud. 1, TB


9:15-9:45 – Welcome and Introduction

Francisco Caramelo, Dean of FCSH/NOVA

António Marques, Director of IFILNOVA

Stefan Majetschak, President of the International Ludwig Wittgenstein Society (ILWG), University of Kassel


9:45-10:30 – Wittgenstein and Science

Andrew Lugg (University of Ottawa)

10:30-11:15 – Knowing our own Body? Wittgenstein and the Epistemology of Bodily Awareness

Marco Brusotti (Technical University of Berlin / University of Salento)


11:15-11:45 – Coffee Break


11:45-12:15 – Later Wittgenstein and the Genealogy of Mathematical Necessity

Sorin Bangu (University of Bergen)

12:15-12:45 – Jokes and Proofs

Kim-Erik Berts (Åbo Akademi University)

12:45-13:15 – The Case for a Feminist Hinge Epistemology

Natalie Alana Ashton (University of Vienna)


13:15-14:30 – Lunch Break                                             


14:30-15:00 – Art Never Ended: Using Wittgenstein against the Epistemological Consequences of Danto’s Claim

Carla Carmona (University of Extremadura)

15:00-15:30 – Beyond Quietism. Skeptical Practice and a Performative Account of Understanding

Rico Gutschmidt (Technical University of Dresden / University of Chicago)

15:30-16:00 – Wittgenstein on Aesthetic and Psychoanalytical Explanations 

Linus Lutz (Technical University of Berlin)

16:00-16:30 – Music Performance Games - A Wittgensteinian Approach to Knowledge in Music Performance applied in three Case Studies

Tom Eide Osa (University of Bergen)


16:30-17:00 – Coffee Break                                            


17:00-17:45 – Philosophy as Applied Ethics

João Vergílio Cuter (University of São Paulo)

17:45-18:30 – Religious Belief and Experience

Vicente Sanfélix (University of Valencia) & Chon Tejedor (University of Hertfordshire)


18:30-19:00 – Book Launch

Wittgenstein and Pragmatism: On Certainty in the Light of Peirce and James (Palgrave Macmillan, December 2016), by Anna Boncompagni


20:00 – Dinner


7 June 2017, Aud. 1, TB


09:15-10:00 – United in a Community of Life: Wittgenstein and Moral Epistemology

Constantine Sandis (University of Hertfordshire)

10:00-10:45 – What is wrong about the Psychologist’s Concern with the Mind?

Michel Le Du (University of Strasbourg)


10:45-11:15 – Coffee Break


11:15-11:45 – When World Pictures collide. Hinges, Prejudice and Epistemic Injustice

Anna Boncompagni (University of Florence)

11:45-12:15 – The Other between Me and the World: Wittgenstein and Linguistic Training

Moira De Iaco (University of Salento) 

12:15-12:45 – James and the Early Wittgenstein: Logic, Epistemology and the Self

Balbina Ferrando Bagán (University of Valencia)

12:45-13:15 – Mind the Gap: Framing the Problem of the Unbridgeable Ontological Gap between the World and our Private Experiences in Wittgensteinian Terms 

Nara Miranda de Figueiredo (University of São Paulo)


13:15-14:30 – Lunch Break                                             


14:30-15:00 – “Moral Certainty”: What does Wittgenstein’s Later Philosophy say about Moral Knowledge?

Svetlana Bardina (Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences)

15:00-15:30 – How is Moral Knowledge possible?

Florian Franken Figueiredo (State University of Campinas) 

15:30-16:00 – The Epistemology Behind the Evidence: A Contextualist Approach to the Standard of Proof in Criminal Adjudication

Kyriakos N. Kotsoglou (Liverpool Hope University)


16:00-16:30 – Coffee Break                                            


16:30-17:15 – The ever-present Temptation of answering the Skeptic

Sofia Miguens (University of Porto)

17:15-18:00 – Beliefs-in-a-Vat

Genia Schönbaumsfeld (University of Southampton)


18:00 – Closing Remarks

Nuno Venturinha, Scientific Organizer (IFILNOVA)


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