Logic and Ethics: The Philosophy of Cora Diamond

A Conference at the University of Leipzig, 15-17 October 2018

 

Cora Diamond is a leading American philosopher who is well known for her contributions to the interpretation of Wittgenstein and Frege,  for her contributions to the philosophy of logic, mind, language, as well as to ethics, the philosophy of literature, and the philosophical inquiry into our relation, as humans, to other animals. This conference will bring together a wide range of scholars and aims to cover all aspects of Diamond’s work.
This conference is organized by James Conant, Gilad Nir and Johannes Sudau. It is funded by the Humboldt Foundation.
Reading materials for the conference may be found in the password protected folder. Please contact the organizers to obtain the password.

Photos of the Conference

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Speakers

  • Silver Bronzo (HSE Moscow)
  • Piergiorgio Donatelli (Sapienza University of Rome)
  • Juliet Floyd (Boston University)
  • Martin Gustafsson (Åbo Akademi)
  • Michael Kremer (University of Chicago)
  • Sandra Laugier (Panthéon-Sorbonne University)
  • Jean-Philippe Narboux (Bordeaux Montaigne University)
  • Gilad Nir (University of Leipzig)
  • Anne-Marie Søndergaard Christensen (University of Southern Denmark)

Moderators

  • Reshef Agam-Segal (Virginia Military Institute)
  • Maria Balaska (University of Hertfordshire)
  • Kristin Boyce (Mississippi State University)
  • Kevin Cahill (University of Bergen)
  • Alexander George (Amherst College)
  • Nora Hämäläinen (University of Pardubice)
  • Kelly Jolley (Auburn University)
  • Stephen Mulhall (University of Oxford)
  • Duncan Richter (Virginia Military Institute)

Conference Program

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Contact 

johannes.sudau [at] gmail.com

Locations

Monday, October 15 & Tuesday, October 16
Vortragssaal of the Bibliotheca Albertina
Beethovenstraße 6, 04107 Leipzig

Wednesday, October 17
Seminar Gebäude, room 420
Universitätsstraße 1, 04109 Leipzig

 

Conference Program          

 

October 15, UB Albertina Vortragssaal 

10:00–10:15 Coffee

10:15–12:15  Jean-Philippe Narboux: “Diamond and What Can Only Be True”
Moderator: Stephen Mulhall

12:15–14:15 Lunch Break

14:15–16:15  Michael Kremer: “The Concept of the Human in Diamond’s Ethical Thought”
Moderator: Kristin Boyce

16:15–16:30 Coffee Break

16:30–18:30   Juliet Floyd: “Diamond’s Brilliance: Revisiting Wittgenstein’s 1939 Cambridge Lectures on the Foundation of Mathematics”
Moderator: Alexander George

    

October 16, UB Albertina Vortragssaal

10:00–10:15 Coffee

10:15–12:15 Sandra Laugier:  “Thoughtlessness”
Moderator: Nora Hämäläinen

12:15–14:15 Lunch Break

14:15–16:15 Gilad Nir: “Diamond’s Riddles”
Moderator: Reshef Agam-Segal

– CANCELED –

16:15–16:30 Coffee Break

16:30–18:30  Piergiorgio Donatelli: “On Moral Thought”
Moderator: Maria Balaska (attending)

– CANCELED – 

 

October 17, Seminar Gebäude, Room 420

10:00–10:15 Coffee

10:15–12:15   Martin Gustafsson: “Meaning, Measure, and Identity: Cora Diamond on the Standard Meter”
Moderator: Kevin Cahill

12:15–14:15 Lunch Break

14:15–16:15   Anne-Marie Søndergaard Christensen: “‘Human Character in Many Circumstances, and Trees in Somewhat Rarer Circumstances.’ Cora Diamond and the Temptations of the Spatial Conception of Ethics” 
Moderator: Duncan Richter

16:15–16:30 Coffee Break

16:30–18:30  Silver Bronzo: “Syntax and Semantics in Wittgenstein’s Tractatus”
Moderator: Kelly Jolley

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