Dr. Edmund Dain
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Office: Siena Hall 139
Office Hours (Spring, 2013):
Mondays, 1:30-3:00pm, and by appointment
Areas of Specialisation
Wittgenstein, Philosophy of Language, Ethics & Metaethics
Areas of Competence
Ancient Greek Philosophy and Literature, Epistemology, History of Analytic Philosophy, Logic, Mind
* Students interested in conducting an Independent Study in any of the above areas are welcome to contact me at any time.
- Ed will be presenting his paper "Wittgenstein, Ethics and the Limits of Sense" at a conference on Wittgenstein in Relation to Philosophical Traditions at Lichtenberg-Kolleg, the Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Goettingen in May.
- Ed will be presenting his research on the normativity of meaning at the 4th Annual Symposium of the Nordic Wittgenstein Society / International Ludwig Wittgenstein Society on "The Contemporary Significance of Ordinary Language Philosophy" at Abo Akademi, Abo (Turku), Finland (May, 2013).
- Ed will be taking part in a workshop at the University of Helsinki (Finland) on the topic of Communication Breakdowns in Philosophy in May as part of a research project on Wittgenstein, Freud and neuroscience.
- Ed spent the winter break conducting research at Lichtenberg Kolleg, the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Goettingen (Germany) and presented his paper "The Normativities of Meaning" at the Wittgenstein Workshop at the University of East Anglia (UK).
Ed's paper "Throwing the Baby Out" (co-authored with James Conant) was discussed as part of a review of the book Beyond the Tractatus Wars (Routledge, 2011) in Philosophical Investigations 31:1 (January, 2013).
- Ed received the Werner and Elizabeth Leinfellner Award from the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society for his paper "Ethical Elimination and the Sense of Wittgenstein's Tractatus", presented at the 35th International Ludwig Wittgenstein Symposium on "Ethics - Society - Politics", in Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria (August, 2012). His paper was also published in the conference proceedings.
- Ed's paper "Projection and Pretence in Ethics", on fictionalist analyses of ethical discourse, was published in Philosophical Papers 41:2 (July, 2012), 180-208.