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I am a doctoral student in the History and Philosophy of Science Department at the University of Pittsburgh. My research interests revolve around the epistemology of intuition and intuitive judgment, its role in science and philosophy in the first half of the twentieth century, and include linguistic justice, logical positivism and the work of Friedrich Waismann in particular. Before joining Pitt HPS I studied and lectured at the University of Vienna and the University of Klagenfurt, where I completed my magister degree in philosophy.
The Ortstafelsturm, the "storm on the town signs", was a series of political events in 1972 in Carinthia, Austria, in which up to 300 individuals participated in tearing down bilingual street signs that were erected days before by the Austrian government in areas where an autochthonous Slovene minority lives. Jennifer M. Gully (2011) refers to thes...
Dejan Makovec suggests that the acquaintance with Gilbert Ryle and his conception of philosophy as cartography around 1945 breathed new life into Waismann’s idea of a multi-layered structure of language. A notebook on language strata from Waismann’s Nachlass shows that the metaphor is explicitly geological in analogy to sedimentary strata, adding d...
This edited collection covers Friedrich Waismann's most influential contributions to twentieth-century philosophy of language: his concepts of open texture and language strata, his early criticism of verificationism and the analytic-synthetic distinction, as well as their significance for experimental and legal philosophy. In addition, Waismann's...
In her account of a decades-long controversy about bilingual town signs in Austria, Jennifer M. Gully speaks of the logoclastic violence unleashed in the 1972 political event known as Ortstafelsturm “storm on the town signs” as a remainder of the violence that surrounds the imposition of a national language in the proclamation of a nation-state (Gu...