Wittgenstein's Legacy

A Conference at the University of Leipzig, 24-25 July 2019
This is a two-day conference dedicated to Wittgenstein’s philosophy and his legacy.



  • Jason Bridges (Chicago)
  • Silver Bronzo (HSE, Moscow)
  • David Finkelstein (Chicago)
  • Alex George (Amherst)
  • Martin Gustafsson (Åbo)
  • Gilad Nir (Leipzig)




The conference papers will be circulated in advance, through a password protected folder. To receive the password, please contact the organizers:

gilad.nir [at] uni-leipzig.de






  • G. Anthony Bruno (Royal Holloway)
  • James Conant (Leipzig)
  • Gino Margani (Leipzig)
  • Edward Guetti (CUNY Hunter College / Leipzig)
  • Martin Stone (Cardozo School of Law)
  • Ed Witherspoon (Colgate)





Wednesday July 24  

10:00 – 10:30 Introduction and Greetings


10:30-12:30  Martin Gustafsson

On the distinction between uptake and perlocutionary object:
The case of issuing and obeying orders


Moderator: Ed Witherspoon


14:30 – 16:30 Jason Bridges

Wittgenstein and Skepticism


Moderator: Martin Stone


17:00 – 19:00  Gilad Nir 

Two Kinds of Truth
Moderator: Gino Margani






Thursday July 25



10:00 – 12:00  David Finkelstein

Wittgenstein on First-Personal Memory


Moderator: Edward Guetti


14:00-16:00  Silver Bronzo

Truth-Bearers in Frege and the Tractatus


Moderator: G. Anthony Bruno


16:30 – 18:30  Alex George

Anatomy of a Muddle: Wittgenstein and Philosophy


Moderator: James Conant





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