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Die Autorinnen und Autoren des Bandes / Authors of this Volume

From the journal Wittgenstein-Studien



Florian Franken Figueiredo

geb. 23. 06. 1979. Studium der Philosophie, Alte Geschichte und Ev. Theologie in Berlin. Seit 2019 wissenschaflicher Mitarbeiter und integriertes Mitglied im Institut für Philosophie der Neuen Universität Lissabon (Universidade Nova de Lisboa); seit November 2019 Mitarbeiter im Forschungsprojekt „Philosophy for Children and the Dawn of Moral Intuition: Values and Reasons in Rationality and Reasonability“ (FCT project PTDC/FER-FIL/29906/2017). Jüngste Veröffentlichungen: Wittgenstein’s conception of hypotheses in Chapters XII and XXII of ‘Philosophical Remarks’ and the function of language (im Erscheinen), Können Zwecke als Grundlage für eine Bedeutungstheorie dienen? (2019), Wittgenstein and Brandom: Disagreements on how to be in agreement with a rule (2019).

Pablo Hubacher Haerle

born in 1995, studied Philosophy, Economics, Art History and Comparative Literature in Zurich, Utrecht and Barcelona and is currently doing a Master’s degree in Philosophy at the University of Cambridge. He has worked as a teaching assistant at the University of Zurich and as a research assistant at ETH Zurich. His main areas of interest are the philosophy of mind (esp. self-knowledge and Wittgenstein), the philosophy of science (esp. economics) and political theory. Latest publication: with Dr. PD Martin Beckstein, Das Paradox der Toleranz zwischen politischer Theorie und zivilgesellschaftlicher Praxis: Soll man PopulistInnen zu Podiumsdiskussionen einladen?, in: Zeitschrift für politische Theorie, 2/2019.

Christoph König

is professor of Modern German literature at the University of Osnabrueck (Germany) and an eminent specialist on Goethe, Nietzsche, Hofmannsthal, Rilke, Celan, the history of scholarship, and critical hermeneutics. In his work he methodologically intertwines his readings with his studies in the history of global literary studies and his theory of philological praxis. He is a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin (2008/9), at the Käte Hamburger Institute for Advanced Study in Erlangen (2011/12), professeur invité at the ENS (Paris, 2019), and a member of the International PEN. His recent publications include: Hofmannsthal. Ein moderner Dichter unter den Philologen (Göttingen 2001), Skeptische Lektüren der 'Sonette an Orpheus' von Rilke (Göttingen 2014), L'intelligence du texte. Rilke-Celan-Wittgenstein (Lille Septentrion 2016), Kritik der Lektüre. Nietzsches ‘Also sprach Zarathustra’ und ‘Dionysos-Dithyramben’ (Göttingen 2020); he is a coedi-

tor at Harvard University Press of: Jean Bollack. The Art of Reading (2017), and editor of the journal Geschichte der Philologien (since 1991).

Olli (Olof) Lagerspetz

born 1963, studied at Åbo Akademi University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 1992 – 1998, he was Lecturer of Philosophy at The University of Wales, Swansea. Since 2006, he is Senior Lecturer of Philosophy at Åbo Akademi University, serving repeatedly as the Head of department. Lagerspetz is Docent of Philosophy since 1999 and Docent of History of Ideas since 2017. In 2012, he was invited to be Fellow of the Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters.

His area of expertise is, broadly speaking, philosophy of culture (philosophy of the human sciences, Wittgenstein, philosophical anthropology). His books include Trust, Ethics and Human Reason (Bloomsbury, 2015), A Philosophy of Dirt (Reaktionbooks, 2018, several translations) and, with Kirsti Suolinna, Edward Westermarck: Intellectual Networks, Philosophy and Social Anthropology (The Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters, 2014), an intellectual biography of the pioneer anthropologist Edward Westermarck.

Kaave Lajevardi

born in Tehran, Iran, studied pure mathematics at Sharif University of Technology and the University of Tehran. He received his PhD from the University of Toronto in 2008, with the dissertation Against Modalities: On the Presumed Coherence and Alleged Indispensability of Some Modal Notions, under the supervision of Anjan Chakravartty. Lajevardi was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM), Tehran, 2008 – 2013, after which he left academia. His current focus is on some philosophical implications of Gödel’s incompleteness theorems.

In recent years, he has engaged in translating philosophy from English into Persian. His latest published work is a translation of Locke’s Essay.


Victoria Lavorerio

is a PhD candidate of philosophy at the University of Vienna, where she specializes in contemporary epistemology, chiefly social epistemology. She received her BA in philosophy in Uruguay, where she is from, and an MA in analytic philosophy at the Universitat de Barcelona. Her research interests include disagreements, the later Wittgenstein, conceptual engineering and feminist philosophy, among others. Her dissertation, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Martin Kusch, offers a novel account of deep disagreements based on the later Wittgenstein’s notion of ‘pictures’. She has presented in numerous conferences and workshops across Europe and

South America and published in peer-reviewed journals, such as Topoi and Philosophical Investigations.


Derek McDougall

born 1946. First published paper in Mind in 1972 on the subject of philosophical analysis in relation to religious belief. Other papers appeared around the same time in organs including Philosophy and Phenomenological Research & Philosophia. An interest in the Philosophy of the later Wittgenstein and in Ordinary Language Philosophy generally as practised by Austin, Ryle and others in the UK following a period of British empiricism in the work, e. g., of Russell and Ayer (mirrored to some degree by an interest in the history of 18th C. Scottish philosophy as practised by Hume and followed by the Common Sense approach of Thomas Reid), developed and has since been expressed in a number of papers, including in 2008 one in The Journal of Philosophical Research, and others in Philosophical Investigations, Analytic Philosophy, Philosophy and Literature in 2016 and in The Philosophical Quarterly. Membership of The British Wittgenstein Society has included his producing over a period of several years, some 50 or more Critical Notices on books regarding Wittgenstein’s work, and published in the BWS on-line Reviews Section. Now retired and living in the North of Scotland.

Malvina Ongaro

holds a MSc in Linguistics and Cognitive Studies from the University of Siena, and a MSc in Philosophy of Science from the London School of Economics. She is currently pursuing her PhD at the University of Eastern Piedmont, but is based in Turin. She has been a visiting scholar at the University of Liège (2014), at the University Paris 1 – Pantheon Sorbonne (2016), and at the EIPE institute at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam (2020). She works in philosophy of science in general, and in philosophy of economics in particular. Her interests focus on decision theory and on the concept of uncertainty between cognition, language, and decisions.

Joachim Schulte

lehrte bis 2016 Philosophie an der Universität Zürich. Bis 2004 war er einer der Verwalter von Wittgensteins Nachlass; seit 2004 ist er Member of the Board of Editors of Wittgenstein’s Nachlass. Autor von vier Büchern und zahlreichen Artikeln über Wittgenstein sowie Mitherausgeber der kritischen Ausgaben von Wittgensteins Hauptwerken. Er ist Ehrenmitglied der Internationalen Ludwig Wittgenstein Gesellschaft e.V.

Thomas J. Spiegel

born in 1986, studied in Berlin, London, Leipzig, Pittsburgh, and Tokyo. Under the supervision of Pirmin Stekeler-Weithofer and Robert Brandom, he received his Ph.D in philosophy from the University of Leipzig in 2017 with a dissertation entitled Naturalism, Quietism, and the Threat to Philosophy (forthcoming 2021) for which he was awarded Best Junior Researcher Award by the Saxonian Academy of the Sciences as well as Best Dissertation Award of the Research Academy Leipzig. He is currently wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter at the chair of theoretical philosophy at University of Potsdam and holds a postdoc fellowship from the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science for Waseda University. His main research interests are Wittgenstein, (critiques of) naturalism, phenomenology, and social ontology.


Werner Stegmaier

geb. 1946. Studium der Philosophie, Germanistik und Latinistik an den Universitäten Tübingen und Wien. 1974 Promotion in Tübingen bei Karl Ulmer und Josef Simon mit der Schrift Der Substanzbegriff der Metaphysik. Aristoteles – Descartes – Leibniz. 1984 – 1989 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter an der Universität Bonn und Redakteur der Allgemeinen Zeitschrift für Philosophie. 1990 Habilitation in Bonn mit der Schrift Philosophie der Fluktuanz. Dilthey und Nietzsche. Nach Lehrstuhlvertretungen in Berlin und Greifswald 1994 – 2011 Gründungsdirektor des Instituts für Philosophie der Universität Greifswald und Ordinarius für Philosophie mit dem Schwerpunkt Praktische Philosophie. 1995 – 2002 Aufbau und Leitung des Nord- und osteuropäischen Forums für Philosophie. 1999 – 2017 Mitherausgeber der Nietzsche-Studien und der Monographien und Texte zur Nietzsche-Forschung. Jüngste Veröffentlichungen (Monographien): Philosophie der Orientierung (2008, gekürzte englische Ausgabe unter dem Titel What is Orientation? A Philosophical Investigation, 2019)), Nietzsches Befreiung der Philosophie. Kontextuelle Interpretation des V. Buchs der „Fröhlichen Wissenschaft“ (2012), Orientierung im Nihilismus – Luhmann meets Nietzsche (2016). Jüngste Abhandlung zu Wittgenstein: Schreiben / Denken : Nietzsche – Wittgenstein, in: Nietzsche-Studien 46 (2017), 184 – 218; Die Gewissheit der Orientierung. Zu Wittgensteins letzten Notaten. Ein Versuch, in: Wittgenstein-Studien 10 (2019), 37 – 71; Philosophie als übersichtliche Darstellung. Wittgensteins Abgrenzung von Oswald Spengler und der Philosophie und Psychologie der Weltanschauungen, in: Berhard Ritter / Dennis Sölch (Hg.), Wittgenstein und die Philosophiegeschichte, Freiburg 2021.

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