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Nuno Venturinha


In this very first contribution to the new section "Replies", Venturinha adresses some concerns of general interest regarding intrerpretative discussions of Wittgenstein's work, in the form of a reply to James W. Hearne and Marcos Silva. The section aims at opening up for constructive discussion on themes which have arisen in earlier issues of Nordic Wittgenstein Review. The section is open for submissions via

Author Biography

Nuno Venturinha, New University of Lisbon

Nuno Venturinha is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the Nova University of Lisbon. He has taught as a visiting lecturer at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Lisbon and as a visiting professor at the Faculty of Philosophy, Arts and Humanities of the University of São Paulo and at the Faculty of Philosophy and Education Sciences of the University of Valencia. He was also a visiting researcher on various occasions at the Universities of Bergen, Innsbruck, Oxford, Cambridge and Helsinki. His current work concentrates on a variety of issues in epistemology. He is the author of Lógica, Ética, Gramática: Wittgenstein e o Método da Filosofia (Imprensa Nacional-Casa da Moeda, 2010) and the editor of Wittgenstein After His Nachlass (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) and The Textual Genesis of Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations (Routledge, 2013).



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