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Agency, Causation and Normativity (13th Ludwig Wittgenstein Summerschool)

2 August 20226 August 2022


13th Ludwig Wittgenstein Summerschool
August 2-6, 2022

Agency, Causation and Normativity

with Hans-Johann Glock (UZH, Zurich), & John Hyman (UCL, London)

Scientific Organisation and Direction: Volker A. Munz (AAU, Klagenfurt)

Conference Center:
Elementary school

Markt 300
A-2880 Kirchberg am Wechsel

Maximum number of participants: 40

Application deadline (registration and payment): April 30, 2022 (Later applications can unfortunately not be taken into account.)

Information concerning acceptance/non-acceptance: May 22, 2022 (Full reimbursement in case of non-acceptance)

Accommodation will be organised by the ALWS and is located just opposite the conference centre. Private booking possible.

Syllabus of the 13th Ludwig Wittgenstein Summer School

August 3rd: Agency

1.        Voluntary Action
(a) BB 150-157; PI §§611-28; Zettel §§577-600
(b) Hyman, Action, Knowledge, and Will, ch. 1.4 & ch. 4

2.        Reasons and Causes
(a) BB pp. 14-15; L&C pp. 18-25; PI §§487-91
(b) Davidson, ‘Actions, Reasons and Causes’; Hyman, Action, Knowledge,
and Will, ch. 5

August 4th: Causation

3.        The Origin of the Idea of Causation
(a) C&E (PO pp. 392-445)
(b) Strawson, Analysis and Metaphysics, ch. 9

4.        Causation and Expression
(a) BB pp. 24-25; PI §§244-257, LW I, §§861-899
(b) Armstrong & Malcolm, Consciousness and Causality

August 5th: Normativity

5.        Rules of Language
(a) TLP §§3.3-3.4, 6.124-6.126; BT ‘Grammar’; PI §§89-93, 353-373
(b) Schroeder, ‘Grammar and Grammatical Statements’, in: Glock & Hyman,
Blackwell Companion to Wittgenstein; Glock, ‘Meaning, Rules and
Conventions’, in: Levi & Zamuner, Wittgenstein’s Enduring Arguments

6.        Agency and Normativity
(a) Lecture on Ethics; L&C p. 2; WWK pp. 68-69,116
(b) Hart, The Concept of Law, ch. 8; Crary, Beyond Moral Judgement, ch. 3; Glock, ‘Wittgensteinian Anti-anti-realism: one “anti” too many?’, Ethical
Perspectives 2015

August 6th: Presentations and Open Session


2 August 2022
6 August 2022
Event Category:


Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society (ALWS)
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Coerence Center, Kirchberg am Wechsel
Elementary school, Markt 300
Kirchberg am Wechsel, A-2880 Austria
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