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The von Wright and Wittgenstein Archives belong to the Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies.

It is located in connection with the subjects Philosophy (teaching in swedish) and Theoretical philosophy.

P.O. Box 24
(Unioninkatu 40 A)
FIN - 00014 UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI
FINLAND

Office hours during terms: tue-thu 10-17

Tel. +358 2941 29212
hy-wwa (at) helsinki.fi

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Cambridge symposium 2016

von Wright centenary 2016

The Georg Henrik von Wright Lecture

 

 

 

 

 

The Georg Henrik von Wright Lecture

The Georg Henrik von Wright Lecture is intended as a recurring event with the purpose of
promoting research and debate relating to the philosophical work of Georg Henrik von Wright . It is funded by a donation made by Anita von Wright-Grönberg and Benedict von Wright to the University of Helsinki 2013.

 

2016 Lecture

The third Georg Henrik von Wright Lecture was held by professor Cora Diamond May 18th 2016. The title of her talk was "Von Wright on Wittgenstein in Relation to His Times". Abstract Poster

 

Video of the 2016 Lecture.

Handout

 

2015 Lecture

Professor Jaakko Hintikka held the second Georg Henrik von Wright Lecture on May 20th 2015 in the Small hall of the Main Building of the University of Helsinki. Hintikka is a former student of von Wright and professor of Boston University, who has gained international fame for his research in philosophical logic, philosophy of mathematics, epistemology and the philosophy of language. Besides Georg Henrik von Wright, Jaakko Hintikka is the only Nordic philosopher who has been honoured with a volume in the Library of Living Philosophers-series.

The title of Jaakko Hintikka's lecture was "The Logical Problems of Induction". Abstract Poster

Video of the 2015 Lecture.

Graph displayed during the lecture.

 

2014 Lecture

The very first Georg Henrik von Wright Lecture was held by Sir Anthony Kenny June 17th 2014 in the Small hall of the Main Building of the University of Helsinki. Kenny, the author of a series of books on the history of western philosophy and original works on the philosophy of action and the freedom of will, is also known as the person von Wright nominated as his successor as trustee of the Wittgenstein Nachlass.

Anthony Kenny's lecture "Anthropomorphism vs. Humanism" dealt with the question of how the use of anthropomorphic concepts in biology, IT, politics and theology undermines genuine humanism, or the study of human beings in human terms. During his stay in Helsinki Kenny also participated in a public discussion concerning the life and work of Georg Henrik von Wright and Ludwig Wittgenstein at the Think Corner of the University of Helsinki (video here).

Poster of the 2014 Lecture.

 

Video of the 2014 Lecture.

Handout