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Event Date : 16 May, 2018 05:30 PM - 16 May, 2018 07:15 PM

Summary :

Language Games: Language Acquisition, Imagination and Expressiveness in Wittgenstein
Prof. Paul Standish (UCL Institute of Education)

London Branch Seminar Details

Venue :
UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, WC1H 0AL Room: 828
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All are welcome. The paper is attached here.

The implications of Wittgenstein’s understanding of language and language acquisition run throughout his later work. The first part of my talk, which will be of an introductory nature, will explore some of the most important aspects of his discussion. The second part will focus on expressiveness, especially as this emerges in some of his last writings on the nature of psychology. The lecture provides an introduction for anyone interested in “Wittgenstein and Education”, the forthcoming conference of the British Wittgenstein Society Conference. As background, see my “Wittgenstein’s impact on the philosophy of Education” (video; paper).

Paul Standish is Head of the Centre for Philosophy of Education at UCL Institute of Education and Distinguished Visiting Professor at Kyoto University. His most recent books are Stanley Cavell and Philosophy as Translation (2017) and Democracy and Education from Dewey to Cavell (2018, forthcoming), in collaborations with Naoko Saito. He is Chair of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain and Associate Editor of the Journal of Philosophy of Education.

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