Wittgenstein: Law and Action

24-25 July 2019

The British Wittgenstein Society in collaboration with the Surrey Centre for Law and Philosophy

Organisers: Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco (Surrey), Constantine Sandis (Hertfordshire), Daniele Moyal-Sharrock (Hertfordshire)

University of Surrey
Guildford, United Kingdom

The conference will explore issues in the philosophy of action and the philosophy of law, as they arise in relation to Wittgenstein’s work or in the work of philosophers writing within the Wittgensteinian tradition, e.g. Anscombe, Hart, White, Raz, Kenny. While the conference will place particular emphasis on questions bringing law and action together (e.g. responsibility in criminal and private law, intention in law, omission and action in law, etc.), it will also cover these topics about law and action in their own right. We encourage all methodologies, including historical analysis and comparative intellectual history.

The aim of the Conference is to create a platform for the exchange of Wittgenstein-inspired ideas and creation of synergies on new ways of thinking about law, social practice and action among researchers in the field of philosophy, legal theory, law and political science.

For more information about the 11th Annual Wittgenstein Conference, including registration information and the call for abstracts, please visit the website of the British Wittgenstein Society.