Program

 
Russell and Wittgenstein at the Crossroads
A conference in memory of Leonard Linsky.









McMaster University
8-10 November 2013

Friday 8 November 2013

*All talks to be held in University Hall 316

8:30-9:00 Registration

9:00-11:15

Truth and Judgment in Wittgenstein’s Tractatus – Some Thoughts

Colin Johnston, University of Sterling


Letting Logic Take Care of Itself: Wittgenstein’s Critique of Russell in the Tractatus

Michael Kremer, University of Chicago


The Doctrine Of External Relations In Wittgenstein’s Early Philosophy

Jakub Mácha, University of Bergen/University of Brno


11:15-11:45 Coffee Break

11:45-13:15

The Sheffer Box

Juliet Floyd, Boston University


13:15-15:00 Lunch

15:00-17:15

Quantificational generality in the Tractatus

Max Weiss, University of British Columbia


Notes on Russell’s Lectures on Logic in 1910 and 1914

Bernard Linsky, University of Alberta 


On Type* Distinctions in Russell's 1913 Theory of Knowledge Manuscript

James Connelly, Trent University


Saturday 9 November


9:00-11:15

Articulate Acquaintance: Russell on Nonsense

Dominic Alford-Duguid, University of Toronto


A Puzzle about Nonsense

Fatema Amijee, University of Texas, Austin


Problems of Philosophy as a stage in the evolution of Russell’s views on knowledge

Peter Hylton, University of Illinois, Chicago



11:15-11:45 Coffee Break


11:45-13:15 Plenary Speaker

All Theory of Types Must be Done Away With

Gregory Landini, University of Iowa


13:15-15:00 Lunch


15:00-17:15


Multiple Relation Theory and Truth

Judy Pelham, York University, University of British Columbia


Russell's Reactions to Wittgenstein's Criticisms

Russell Wahl, Idaho State University


Unrestricted Variables and the Theory of Judgment: Russell-Wittgenstein Dispute in 1913

Yasushi Nomura, Hokkaido University



Sunday 10 November


9:00-11:15


Russell, Wittgenstein and the Demise of Theory of Knowledge

James Levine, Trinity College Dublin


A Multiple Relations Theory of Truth Functions?

Kevin C. Klement, University of Massachusetts, Amherst


Russell's Use Theory of Meaning

Nicholas Griffin, McMaster University



11:15-11:45 Coffee Break


11:45-13:15


Russell And Wittgenstein On Incongruent Counterparts And Colour Incompatibility

Andrew Lugg, University of Ottawa


Russell and Wittgenstein on the Content of Desires

Peter Baumann, Swarthmore College


End of conference