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VII Summer School in Mind & Language

Siena, 3-5 June 2014

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The tree and the Net

Reading the Tractatus two-dimensionally

Peter M. S. Hacker

(St John's College, Oxford)


Luciano Bazzocchi

(Università di Siena)

Among the discussants: Oskari Kuusela, Giuseppe Varnier

Lessons will be in seminar form, and research works will be proposed

A brief description of the course:

       i. The tree-like structure of the book 
       ii. The Ontology of the Tractatus
       iii. The picture theory of meaning
       iv. Solipsism and the limits of language
       v. Saying, showing and speaking about 
       vi. The frame and the layers 1-7 and 6.51-6.54


   Essential Literature:

P.M.S. Hacker, Insight and Illusion (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 19862), chapters 1-4

P.M.S. Hacker, Wittgenstein: Connections and Controversies (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 2001).

L. Bazzocchi, L’albero del Tractatus (Mimesis, Milano, 2010; French translation: L’arbre du Tractatus, King’s College London, 2014)

L. Wittgenstein, The Tractatus According to Its Own Form, L. Bazzocchi ed. (2014)

Schedule: June 3: 10-13 and 15-18; June 4: 10-13 and 15-18; June 5: 10-13

Attendance is free of charge. The language of the course will be English.

If you want to enter the Summer School please send an e-mail to Prof. Gabriele Usberti (usberti(at)unisi.it) or also (bazzocchi(at)unisi.it)

Some useful information about student lodging in Siena can be found at the following sites:

http://www.unisi.it/didattica/vivere-unisi/casa    http://www.dsu.toscana.it/it/alloggi/residenze_universitarie/index.html

http://www.dsu.toscana.it/it/alloggi/foresteria/tariffe_foresteria.html                                                                                                      see 2013 Summer School