24 Oct 2022 - 26 Oct 2022
10:00  - 18:00

Forum eikones, Rheinsprung 11, 4051 Basel

EIKONES - Zentrum für die Theorie und Geschichte des Bildes, Universität Basel

Workshop / Keynote Lecture by Prof. Dr. Jean-Philippe Narboux (Bordeaux)

Saying and Showing. Wittgenstein's Tractatus in the Light of New Interpretations

The workshop is dedicated to questions which have been raised by the renewed interest in Wittgenstein’s thoughts on Saying and Showing and aims to include a variety of perspectives. Prof. Dr. Jean-Philippe Narboux (Bordeaux) will give a keynote lecture and will supervise the workshop as a senior expert. The workshop addresses especially researchers in the early stages of their academic career.

The sentences of our language possess meaning in that they say something. But they have significance also in a quite different manner: they show something. The distinction between saying and showing is known as one of the most influential doctrines of Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Tractatus logico-philosophicus. It has found an echo beyond the boundaries of philosophy in a variety of disciplines, such as art history, literature, and image theory.

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