Speaker Series: Craig Fox on Wittgenstein

Posted on 1/6/2009 4:38:48 PM

Craig Fox (California University of Pennsylvania) will speak on “Wittgenstein and the Possibility of Self-expression” on January 23, 3:00–5:00 p.m.

Location: HUB Susquehanna Room


The purpose of this talk is twofold. First, it will provide something of an introduction to the philosophical ideas of Ludwig Wittgenstein, one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century. Dr. Fox will not presuppose any familiarity with Wittgenstein’s work. Second, Dr. Fox will relate Wittgenstein's ideas on the notion of self-expression: what kinds of limitations are there on what we would call “self- expression” (be it of a spoken, written, or traditionally “artistic” type)? The results are perhaps not what we would naively expect, and they have implications for how we characterize our relationships to others.

Department of Philosophy