Seminar of Genetic Criticism


This seminar has focused on the texts of the various versions of the Philosophical Investigations as spread among the Nachlass. Its aim was to extract philosophical consequences from the philological analysis of these texts and at the same time promote the critical-genetic approach in the study of other works. The sessions took place regularly at the FCSH in 2010 and 2011.


PhD Research Seminar


This was an optional seminar for doctoral students at the FCSH which took place at the IFL in the second semester of 2010-2011. It has focused on the so-called "Early Version" of the Philosophical Investigations.


Seminar with P. M. S. Hacker and Joachim Schulte


4 June 2012, 16:00-18:00, FCSH, Tower B, Auditorium 1


The theme of the seminar was P. M. S. Hacker’s article “Wittgenstein on Grammar, Theses and Dogmatism”, published in Philosophical Investigations (Volume 35, Issue 1, January 2012,

P. M. S. Hacker is Emeritus Research Fellow of St John's College, Oxford, and Joachim Schulte teaches at the University of Zurich.


Seminar with João Carlos Salles


5-6 July 2012, 11:00-13:00, FCSH, ID Building, Room 1.05 (5) and 0.06 (6)


The theme of this seminar, jointly organized with the Luso-Brazilian Group of Wittgensteinian Studies (GRULBEW), was "Comentário às Anotações sobre as Cores de Wittgenstein" ["Comments on Wittgenstein's Remarks on Colour"]. It has concentrated on João Carlos Salles' new critical-genetical edition and translation of the text (Anotações sobre as cores, Campinas: Edunicamp, 2011).

João Carlos Salles is Professor at the Department of Philosophy at the Federal University of Bahia. 


PhD Research Seminar


This was an optional seminar for doctoral students at the FCSH which took place at the IFL in the first semester of 2012-2013. It has concentrated on Wittgenstein's work on the philosophy of psychology and its place in the Philosophical Investigations.