London Branch Virtual Seminar

Initiation and Education: Wittgenstein, Cavell and Children

Piergiorgio Donatelli (Sapienza Università di Roma)

05.30-07.00PM (GMT)

All are welcome. There is no paper pre-circulated this week.  For further inquiries and the Zoom link: [email protected] 

Please note that next week is Reading Week at UCL, and the seminars will therefore recommence on the 24th of February.  

I will explore Cavell’s treatment of the notion of initiation conceived of as a way of understanding our habitation in linguistic practices and forms of life. As I will try to point out, the picture of initiation is not entirely helpful in order to understand both such habitation and the idea of education.

Piergiorgio Donatelli is Professor of Philosophy and Head of the Department of Philosophy at Sapienza Università di Roma. He has written on the history of ethics, contemporary moral theory, bioethics and on issues related to human life, as well as on J. S. Mill, Wittgenstein, Foucault, and Stanley Cavell.
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