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


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


The Sheffer Box

Juliet Floyd, Boston University

13:15-15:00 Lunch


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


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


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


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


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