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CFA: 6th Annual TiLPS History of Analytic Philosophy Workshop

On August 17 and 18, 2023, the Tilburg Center for Moral Philosophy, Epistemology, and Philosophy of Science (TiLPS) organizes the 6th annual TiLPS History of Analytic Philosophy workshop. This workshop aims to bring together scholars interested in a wide range of topics and thinkers from the history of analytic philosophy (broadly conceived). The theme of this year’s workshop is The Global Reception of Russell’s Scientific Philosophy.

The Global Reception of Russell’s Scientific Philosophy

During the first decades of the twentieth-century, the dissemination of Russell’s ideas played a crucial role for the spread of a novel approach to philosophy. It is well known that Russell’s scientific philosophy rapidly found a great deal of resonance among philosophers in the Anglo-Saxon world, eventually leading to the development of the analytic movement. Still, many questions regarding the reception of his scientific philosophy remain unresolved. Why did so many English and American philosophers align themselves with Russell’s concept of philosophy? What role did the reception of Russell’s scientific philosophy play outside the Anglophone world, e.g. in China, France, Germany, the Soviet-Union, Turkey, or India? And how was Russell’s scientific philosophy understood by other philosophical movements, including Neo-Thomism, monism, and Neo-Kantianism? The aim of this workshop is to address the reception of Russell’s scientific philosophy to learn more about the multifarious early history of analytic philosophy.

Giulia Felappi (University of Southampton)

Sébastien Gandon (Université Clermont Auvergne)

Pascale Roure (Yıldız Technical University)

Wim Vanrie (Ghent University)

Jan Vrhovski (University of Ljubljana)

Submission guidelines

Please submit an extended abstract (max. 1000 words) and a short abstract (max. 100 words) suitable for blind review. We welcome submissions on all aspects of the reception of Russell’s scientific philosophy. Especially contributions that discuss under-explored areas, thinkers, traditions, and topics are encouraged. The deadline for submissions is April 1. Please send your abstract to P.T.vanGemert[at] and A.A.Verhaegh[at]

In order to make the conference accessible to scholars who are not able to travel to Tilburg, a few slots will be reserved for online presentations. When you like your abstract to be considered for an online slot, please indicate this in your email.

Dates and Deadlines

April 1: Submission deadline
April 15: Notifications
August 17-18: Workshop