Seminar with Mark Addis

Mark Addis (Faculty of Media, Performance and English, Birmingham City University) visits the Wittgenstein Archives in the period 1.-15.6.2009. In this context, a seminar is organized:

Situation theory, ontologies and thematic patterns

Monday, 15 June 2009, 13.15-14.30, Wittgenstein Archives, AKSIS (since 2009 "Uni Digital"), Allégt. 27, meeting room, 1st floor:

The talk explores the possible formal ontology requirements for the identification of conceptual groupings in Wittgenstein. Such groupings cannot easily be recognized by standard indexing methods. A formal ontology should seek to develop methods of distinguishing and combining concepts. Situation theory is examined as a possible basis for doing this.

Mark Addis is Professor of Philosophy at Birmingham City University and a visiting professor at the Institute for Philosophy and the History of Ideas at Aarhus University.