Online - Monday morning
Contact: Laurence Wale
Theodore Redpath likened Wittgenstein’s lectures to the services of a “masseur.” Redpath remembered Wittgenstein suggesting that if any of his students suffered from a mental cramp, he might be able to help them.
Wittgenstein has influenced much of philosophical thought over the past century but can be a notoriously difficult read. However, his work is thought-provoking and is referenced in many different fields. This gives us a wide range of topics to choose from.
Before each session I circulate a short extract of his writing of around 10 minutes reading-time. This is the starting point for discussion – first, to try and work out what Wittgenstein means, before opening out the topic to alternative views and what the ideas might mean in practice. The hope is that this will lead to a lively debate, albeit one that is grounded in philosophy.
You can take a look at the reading material from our sessions by following the links on this page.