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The Philosophy of Wittgenstein and Contemporary Philosophy of Religion(Short Course)by Stelios Virvidakis
Date:2017-10-31  Clicks:375

Topic:     The Philosophy of Wittgenstein and Contemporary Philosophy of Religion

Lecturer: Stelios Virvidakis

                Professor of Philosophy, the University of Athens;

                D.Phil, Princeton University;

                Main Research Areas: Philosophy of Religion, The Philosophy of Wittgenstein.

Time:      11/3/2017 — 12/1/2017

Place:      Lecture hall, the 2nd floor of South Wing of Department of Philosophy,

                Wuhan University

 

 

 

Course Schedule

Time

Topic

11/3

17:30-20:55

General introduction – Preview / Methodological and bibliographical issues – the  importance of Wittgenstein’s biography – philosophy as a “way of life”

11/4

(14:05-17:25)

An introduction to the philosophy of Wittgenstein I

11/5

(14:05-17:25)

An introduction to the philosophy of Wittgenstein II

11/7

(14:05-17:25)

Contemporary philosophy of religion:  Problems and trends

11/8

(14:05-17:25)

The Notebooks 1914-6 and the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus – the mystical element (?)

11/9

(14:30-16:00)

Free Will

11/10

(17:30-20:55)

“Lecture on Ethics” – Wittgenstein’s “religious point of view”

11/11

(14:05-17:25)

Lectures on Religious Belief and “Remarks on Frazer’s Golden Bough

11/14

(14:05-17:25)

Culture and Value -  Autobiographical remarks

11/15

(14:05-17:25)

Wittgenstein’s fideism (?) – Conflicting interpretations

11/16

(14:30-16:00)

German Idealism

11/17

(17:30-20:55)

Philosophy of religion after Wittgenstein

11/18

(14:05-17:25)

Philosophical theology after Wittgenstein

11/21

(14:05-17:25)

General conclusions – Proposals for further research

11/23-11/26

Students will finish their final essay within this period.

11/27-12/ 1

Grading the final essay or other assignments, and answering questions.

 

If you want to take this course or audit the course, please finish the readings before class. The following are the links of required reading materials.

Wittgenstein's Original Works:  http://pan.baidu.com/s/1jIN5eZ0

Relevant Works: http://pan.baidu.com/s/1o8ws76E