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24-25 August 2012, Conference "Perspectives on Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Mathematics, Zuerich, Switzerland

Date: 24-25 August 2012
Location: Zuerich, Switzerland

The conference aims to present, promote and provoke research on Ludwig Wittgenstein's philosophy of mathematics. Wittgenstein is one of the most important philosophers of the 20^th century and he considered his most significant contribution to be in the philosophy of mathematics. Nevertheless, this contribution has received far less attention than the rest of his work. Recent research shows that early interpreters often failed to appreciate the radical nature of his critique of the orthodoxy. It also suggests that his philosophy of mathematics still contains much from which the field can profit. We therefore intend to discuss the development of Wittgenstein's philosophy of mathematics, the debates it has already provoked and the lessons it might hold for contemporary debates.

Attendance is free, but registration is requested. For registration and further information please contact . For more information, see http://www.uzh.ch/news/agenda/record.php?id=14600&group=10.

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