Programme – University of Copenhagen

Preliminary Programme

Title of the seminar: Wittgenstein, Language and Law

Date and time: 28 November 2013 11:00 - 16:45 and 29 November 2013 9:00 – 12:45.

Venue: Meeting room 341, Building 1481, Nobelparken, Aarhus University, Jens Chr.Skous Vej 2, 8000 Aarhus C, DK.

Thursday 28 November 2013

11.15 Welcome
Cecilie Eriksen, Ph.D.-student, Department of Law, Aarhus University, Denmark

Wittgenstein’s Philosophy of Language

Anne-Marie S. Christensen, President, Nordic Wittgenstein Society, Assistant Professor in Philosophy, Department for the Study of Culture, Southern University of Denmark, Denmark




How to Do Things with Wittgenstein - Wittgenstein’s Methods and Applications outside Philosophy

Oskari Kuusela, Senior Lecturer, School of Philosophy, University of East Anglia, UK


What Has Wittgenstein to Offer Law?

Sten Schaumburg-Müller, Professor of Jurisprudence, Department of Law, Aarhus University, Denmark


Coffee, fruit and cake


Wittgenstein and Legal Formalism

Maija Aalto-Heinilä, Lecturer in Philosophy of Law, Department of Law, University of Eastern Finland, Finland


Seminar dinner at ’Den Rustikke’, Mejlgade 20, 8000 Århus C

Friday 29. November 2013


Minds, Brains & the Law – The Conceptual Foundations of Law and Neuroscience

Dennis Patterson, Professor of Law at EUI, Rutgers and Swansea, UK


Concepts of Crime

Olli Lagerspetz, Adjunct Professor, Department of Philosophy,
Åbo Akademi University, Finland


 Coffee, fruit and cake


Wittgenstein, Justice and Legal Interpretation

Susanna Lindroos-Hovinheimo, Master of Social Sciences, Doctor of Laws, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK

12.45-13.45 Lunch and goodbye