Datum/Uhrzeit: bis Uhr
Ort: Vortragssaal Universitätsbibliothek, Beethovenstr. 6, 04107 Leipzig
Veranstaltungsreihe: Philosophisches Kolloquium

This lecture is an extract from an essay on the various ways in which Wittgenstein has influenced me.  Much of that influence has been due simply to the exegetical work that I have done on Wittgenstein.  In particular, I have been greatly exercised by the question of what relationship there is between Wittgenstein’s work and transcendental idealism.  I give an overview of my stance on that question.  I also discuss what I see as two problematical features of Wittgenstein’s work.  I conclude by developing this into a sketch of my main criticism of Wittgenstein: namely, that he has an unduly conservative conception of philosophy.


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Adrian W. Moore is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oxford and tutorial fellow of St Hugh's College, Oxford. His main areas of interest are Kant, Wittgenstein, history of philosophy, metaphysics, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of logic and language, ethics and philosophy of religion.  Since 2015 he has been editor (with Lucy O’Brien) of the journal Mind. He is the author of a number of influential books, most notably The Infinite (1990; 3rd edition 2019); Points of View (1997); Noble in Reason, Infinite in Faculty: Themes and Variations in Kant’s Moral and Religious Philosophy (2003); and The Evolution of Modern Metaphysics: Making Sense of Things (2012).  In September 2016 he presented a ten-part BBC Radio 4 series entitled A History of the Infinite.