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EDUCATION Robert Vinten completed his Ph.D. in 2018 at Universidade Nova de Lisboa. He has an MA in Philosophy (2000) from Georgia State University (USA) and an MA Hons in Philosophy (1997) from the University of Glasgow (Scotland). He is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the FCT (CEEC) project Power, Prejudice, and Perception: A Wittgensteinian Approach to Epistemic Injustice (DOI: 10.54499/2022.01699.CEECIND/CP1725/CT0037 ). He was previously postdoc research fellow in the project Epistemology of Religious Belief: Wittgenstein, Grammar and the Contemporary World (PTDC/FER-FIL/32203/2017) at Universidade Nova and he is affiliated to the IFILNOVA (EpLab), research unit at Universidade Nova. He is the author of the book Wittgenstein and the Social Sciences: Action, Ideology and Justice (Anthem Press, 2020) and he is also the editor of the book Wittgenstein and the Cognitive Science of Religion (Bloomsbury, 2023). A symposium, discussing his monograph, has been published by the Canadian journal Cosmos + Taxis. He has published many articles in journals such as Topoi, Philosophical Investigations, Teorema and Critique (as well as several book reviews for journals including Nordic Wittgenstein Review, Wittgenstein Studien, and Religious Studies) and has written several chapters for books. He has been cited in several books - (i)Toril Moi's Revolution of the Ordinary, (ii) Joseph Agassi's Ludwig Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations, and (iii) Michael Temelini's Wittgenstein and the Study of Politics - as well as in several journal articles. TEACHING: He taught three seminars about hinge epistemology and religion (via Zoom) at the University of Porto in the spring of 2020 and also gave a seminar at Porto in 2021. He lectured at a college in Henley-on-Thames (UK) for seven years ((2006-2013) - Philosophy and Critical Thinking), where he also supervised student projects (see below). He was a seminar tutor at the University of Reading for four years (leading in hundreds of seminars), and has lectured (Critical Thinking) at Georgia State University (U. S. A.). Robert Vinten has a PGCE (2008) from Oxford Brookes University (a teaching qualification). SUPERVISION: While teaching at the Henley College Robert Vinten supervised a large number of student projects for students (aged 16-19) working on the Extended Project qualification. Students generally wrote a dissertation approximately 5000 words long - on philosophical, political, economic, or literary topics. Robert then graded those projects for the exam board (EdExcel). CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION/ORGANISATION He has organized several events recently. In September 2021 he was co-organiser of the Charles Travis Masterclass within the ERB project. In February 2021 he organized the 3rd ERB lecture in the FCT project Epistemology of Religious Belief: Wittgenstein, Grammar, and the Contemporary World. In 2020 he helped to organize the 2nd and 3rd ERB project workshops and presented a paper at the second workshop. He has participated in many conferences - in the UK, the US, Portugal, France, Spain, and Argentina. He participated as PhD Student in 1 project, as a post-doc in another project, and is currently a post-doc in a CEEC project. In addition to writing articles, book chapters and books, Robert has also worked as a proofreader. He had done proofreading on many academic articles and has also worked as a proofreader on several books. He has worked as a translator - translating Nuno Venturinha's article 'Philosophy in Times of Crisis' from Portuguese into English - and has also helped in translating several pages of Wittgenstein's MS 105 from German to English (with F. Franken Figueiredo). He has worked as a reviewer for the journals Mind (2014), Nordic Wittgenstein Review (2018, 2022), Análisis: Revista de investigacion filosofica (2021), and Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image (2021) and for the Cambridge University Press 'Elements' series of books (2022).
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
Robert George Vinten

Citation names

  • Vinten, Robert

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
921E-74ED-2228
ORCID iD
0000-0002-9919-6503

Email addresses

  • rvinten@fcsh.unl.pt (Professional)

Websites

Knowledge fields

  • Humanities - Philosophy, Ethics and Religion - Philosophy

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
German
Portuguese Elementary (A2) Upper intermediate (B2) Elementary (A2) Elementary (A2)
English (Mother tongue)
Japanese Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1)
Education
Degree Classification
2014/09/01 - 2018/12/13
Concluded
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) (Doutoramento)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Portugal
"What are the Implications of Wittgenstein's Philosophy for Social Philosophy?" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Aprovado, por unanimidade, com a classificação de
2006/09 - 2008/06
Concluded
Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Postgraduate Certificate)
Major in Education
Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom
2003/09/01 - 2004/05/20
Concluded
Institution-Wide Language Programme in German (Levels 2 and 3) (Postgraduate Certificate)
University of Reading, United Kingdom
76% and 67%
2000
Concluded
MA (Master)
Major in Philosophy
Georgia State University, United States
"Wittgenstein on Grammar and Essence" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Grade Point Average 3.92 (out of 4) (20/20)
1997
Concluded
MA Hons Philosophy (Master)
Major in Philosophy
University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
"An Argument Against Kripke and Putnam on Natural Kind Terms" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
MA (Hons) Upper-class Second
1989/09/01 - 1991/08/15
Concluded
German GCSE, Grade A (Outros)
Burnt Mill Academy, United Kingdom
A
Affiliation

Science

Category
Host institution
Employer
2018/09/01 - Current Postdoc (Research) Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Portugal
2023/07/15 - 2029 Postdoc (Research) Universidade Nova de Lisboa, IFILNOVA, Portugal
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Portugal

Others

Category
Host institution
Employer
2015 - Current Affiliated to IFILNOVA, research unit at Universidade Nova de Lisboa Universidade Nova de Lisboa Instituto de Filosofia, Portugal
2018/09/01 - 2022/08/31 I was a postdoctoral research fellow in the FCT project Epistemology of Religious Belief: Wittgenstein, Grammar and the Contemporary World (PTDC/FER-FIL/32203/2017) Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Portugal
2014/09/01 - 2018/12/13 PhD student in philosophy Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
2013/06/12 - 2013/06/13 Editorial Assistant - for a collection of essays and extracts on the philosophy of action (edited by Constantine Sandis and Jonathan Dancy) John Wiley & Sons Inc, United States
2007/06/01 - 2013/06/13 Examiner, Philosophy AS Level AQA (Examining Board), United Kingdom
2006/09/01 - 2013/06/13 Lecturer - Philosophy, Critical Thinking, History, Extended Project The Henley College, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
2003/01/06 - 2007/05/16 Seminar tutor - Philosophy (Mind, Metaphysics, Logic, Epistemology, Early Modern Philosophy (Locke, Berkeley, Hume)) University of Reading - Department of Philosophy, United Kingdom
2001/01/07 - 2001/05/04 Part time Instructor - teaching Critical Thinking Georgia State University - Department of Philosophy, United States
Projects

Grant

Designation Funders
2018 - Current Epistemology of Religious Belief: Wittgenstein, Grammar and the Contemporary World
Post-doc
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, IFILNOVA, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Ongoing
2016 - 2018 Knowing How to Act: Current Challenges in Moral Epistemology
PhD Student Fellow
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, FCSH
Concluded

Contract

Designation Funders
2023/07/15 - 2029/07/15 Power, Prejudice, and Perception: A Wittgensteinian Approach to Epistemic Injustice
2022.01699.CEECIND/CP1725/CT0037
Post-doc
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, IFILNOVA, Portugal
Ongoing
Outputs

Publications

Book
  1. Vinten, Robert. Wittgenstein and the Social Sciences: Action, Ideology, and Justice. London, United Kingdom: Anthem Press. 2020.
    Published
Book chapter
  1. Vinten, Robert. "A Grammatical Investigation?". In Meeting Balibar: a discussion on equal liberty and differences, edited by Soraya Sckell, 77-81. Ribeirão – V.N. Famalicão, Portugal: Edições Humus, 2023.
    In press
  2. Vinten, Robert. "Pascal Boyer's Miscellany of Homunculi". In Wittgenstein and the Cognitive Science of Religion, edited by Vinten, Robert. London, United Kingdom: Bloomsbury Academic, 2023.
    Published
  3. Vinten, Robert. "Introduction". In Wittgenstein and Cognitive Science of Religion, edited by Vinten, Robert. London, United Kingdom: Bloomsbury Academic, 2023.
    Published
  4. Vinten, Robert. "Marx and Wittgenstein on Religion". In Wittgenstein and Marx: Marx and Wittgenstein, edited by Moira de Iaco; Fabio Sulpizio; Gabriele Schimmenti. Berlin: Peter Lang, 2021.
    Published
  5. Vinten, Robert. "Wittgenstein, Justice, and Liberalism". In Formas de Vida/Forms of Life/Formes de Vie, edited by André Barata; José Manuel Santos, 205-235. Covilhã, Portugal: Lusofia publishers (Ta Pragmata series), 2021.
    Published
Book review
  1. Vinten, Robert. "Review of Gorazd Andrejc and Daniel H. Weiss (eds.) Interpreting Interreligious Relations with Wittgenstein (Leiden: Brill, 2019). Pp. xiv + 243, £100 (Hbk.) (ISBN 978-90-04-39792-7) (in Religious Studies)". 59, 1 (2021): 176-179. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/religious-studies/article/abs/gorazd-andrejc-and-daniel-h-weiss-eds-interpreting-interreligious-relations-with-wittgenstein-leiden-brill-2019-pp-xiv-243-10000-hbk-isbn-9789004397927/46CBF4CCD954F4098D5B4AAFA23D1295.
    Published • 10.1017/S0034412521000214
  2. Vinten, Robert. "Guy Axtell: Problems of Religious Luck. Assessing the Limits of Reasonable Religious Disagreement". 11, 1 (2020): 319-330. https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/witt.2020.11.issue-1/witt-2020-0020/witt-2020-0020.xml?format=INT.
    Published • https://doi.org/10.1515/witt-2020-0020
  3. Vinten, Robert. "Book Review: Revolution of the Ordinary by Toril Moi". (2017): http://www.nordicwittgensteinreview.com/article/view/3460/4156.
    10.15845/nwr.v6i2.3460
  4. Vinten, Robert. "Review of "Clarity and Confusion in Social Theory" by Leonidas Tsilipakos". (2015): http://www.nordicwittgensteinreview.com/article/view/3391.
  5. Vinten, Robert. "Review of 'The Morality of Private War: The Challenge of Private Military and Security Companies'". (2015): http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08854300.2014.1001569.
    10.1080/08854300.2014.1001569
Edited book
  1. Vinten, Robert; Trigg, Roger; Figueiredo, Florian Franken; Van Eyghen, Hans; Panagiotidou, Olympia; Carroll, Thomas; Axtell, Guy; et al. Wittgenstein and the Cognitive Science of Religion: Interpreting Human Nature and the Mind (Robert Vinten ed.). London, United Kingdom: Bloomsbury Academic. 2023.
    Published • Editor
Journal article
  1. Vinten, Robert. "Response to Critics". Cosmos + Taxis (Special Issue: Symposium on Robert Vinten's Wittgenstein and the Social Sciences: Action, Ideology and Justice) 11 3+4 (2023): 48-67. https://cosmosandtaxis.files.wordpress.com/2023/02/vinten_ct_vol11_iss_3_4.pdf.
    Open access • Published
  2. Vinten, Robert. "Wittgenstein, Quasi-Fideism, and Scepticism". Topoi 41 5 (2022): 967-978. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11245-022-09832-y.
    Published • https://doi.org/10.1007/s11245-022-09832-y
  3. Vinten, Robert. "Hayek, Scepticism, and Democracy: A Wittgensteinian Critique (an invited paper)". Dewey Studies 5 2 (2022): 109-119. http://www.johndeweysociety.org/dewey-studies/.
    Open access • Published
  4. Vinten, Robert. "Wittgenstein, Buddhism, and Guilt". Contemporary Buddhism 21 2 (2021): https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14639947.2021.1965298.
    Published • 10.1080/14639947.2021.1965298
  5. Vinten, Robert. "Theolologicophilolological Investigations: Is Wittgenstein's Tractatus a Modernist Work?". Philosophical Investigations 45 3 (2021): 274-296. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/phin.12326.
    Published • 10.1111/phin.12326
  6. Vinten, Robert. "¿Era Wittgenstein un filósofo liberal?". Análisis: Revista Colombiana de humanidades (2018): http://revistas.usta.edu.co/index.php/analisis/article/view/4755.
    10.15332/s0120-8454
  7. Vinten, Robert. "Interpretaciones de Wittgenstein por marxistas ingleses: una crítica". Tópicos (2017): http://www.redalyc.org/articulo.oa?id=28852000005.
  8. Vinten, Robert. "Was Wittgenstein a Liberal Philosopher?". teorema (2017): https://dialnet.unirioja.es/servlet/articulo?codigo=5912704.
  9. Vinten, Robert. "Is There Such a Thing as a Social Science?". Dókos: Revista filosófica (2016): https://dialnet.unirioja.es/servlet/articulo?codigo=6064630.
  10. Vinten, Robert. "Was Wittgenstein a conservative philosopher?". Revista Estudos Hum(e)anos (2015): http://revista.estudoshumeanos.com/was-wittgenstein-a-conservative-philosopher-por-robert-vinten/.
  11. Vinten, Robert. "Eagleton's Wittgenstein". Critique (2015): http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03017605.2015.1046723#abstract.
    10.1080/03017605.2015.1046723
  12. Vinten, Robert. "Mackie's Error Theory: A Wittgensteinian Critique/ A Teoria do Erro de Mackie : uma Crítica Wittgensteiniana". Revista Kínesis 7 13 (2015): 30-47. https://revistas.marilia.unesp.br/index.php/kinesis/article/view/5441.
    Published
  13. Robert Vinten. "Leave Everything As It Is: A Critique of Marxist Interpretations of Wittgenstein". Critique (2013): http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03017605.2013.776233.
    10.1080/03017605.2013.776233
Translation
  1. Molder, MariaFilomena. Warfare is a specialised variety of hunting (in Aisthesis Vol. 16 No. 2, 2023) - Author: Maria Filomena Molder, Translator: Robert Vinten. Florence, Italy: Firenze University Press. 2024.
    Published • https://doi.org/10.36253/Aisthesis-14759
  2. Lobo, Camila. Feminism: Variants and Variations (title in original language: Feminismo: Variantes e Variações). Lisboa, Portugal: Forma de Vida (journal) - (Revista do Programa em Teoria da Literatura da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa). 2023.
    Published
  3. Teles, Manuela. Feminism and Ontological Commitments: A Map and a Problem. Lisboa, Portugal: Forma de Vida (journal) - (Revista do Programa em Teoria da Literatura da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa). 2023.
    Published
  4. Vinten, Robert. Philosophy in times of crisis (translation of Nuno Venturinha's article from Portuguese into English). Horasis. 2020.
    Published
Activities

Oral presentation

Presentation title Event name
Host (Event location)
2023/12/15 The Usefulness of Ordinary Language Philosophy in Getting to Grips with Epistemic Injustice (This presentation was given within my project 'Power, Prejudice, and Perception: A Wittgensteinian Approach to Epistemic Injustice' (DOI https://doi.org/10.54499/2022.01699.CEECIND/CP1725/CT0037 )). The Philosophical Investigations at 70
ArgLab - Ifilnova, Universidade Nova (Lisboa, Portugal)
2023/11/20 I gave a presentation to the Lisbon Epistemic Injustice Reading Group with the title 'The usefulness of ordinary language philosophy in getting to grips with epistemic injustice'. This presentation was given within my project 'Power, Prejudice, and Perception: A Wittgensteinian Approach to Epistemic Injustice' (DOI https://doi.org/10.54499/2022.01699.CEECIND/CP1725/CT0037 ) Lisbon Epistemic Injustice Reading Group
Ifilnova (Lisboa, Portugal)
2021/12/02 ‘How did William James influence Wittgenstein’s understanding of Religion?’, presented at the International Wittgenstein Symposium, Zagreb, Croatia (via Zoom) on 2nd December 2021 International Wittgenstein Symposium, Zagreb, Croatia
Faculty of Philosophy and Religious Studies (Zagreb, Croatia)
2021/11/26 'Wittgenstein, Justice, and Liberalism' - presentation at the Language and Communication 2021 conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia Language and Communication 2021
organised by the Slovenian Philosophical Society (Slovensko filozofsko društvo, Ljubljana, Slovenia), Institute for Philosophical Studies of SRC Koper and supported by MKL Ljubljana and AMEU-ECM (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
2021/10/06 ‘Wittgenstein, justice, and liberalism’ - presentation at the EPLab Reading Group (who were reading my chapter, Wittgenstein, justice and liberalism, from the book Formas de Vida/Forms of Life/Formes de Vie (edited by André Barata and José Manuel Santos)) Ethics and Political Theory reading group, EPLab, Ifilnova
Ifilnova, Universidade Nova, Lisbon (Lisbon, Portugal)
2021/04/29 'Family resemblance concepts and religion' (a presentation that I gave at the book launch for the book Interpreting Interreligious Relations with Wittgenstein, edited by Gorazd Andrejc and Daniel Weiss) Book launch - Interpreting Interreligious Relations with Wittgenstein (edited by Gorazd Andrejc and Daniel Weiss)
Centre for Religion, Conflict and Globalisation, University of Groningen (Groningen, Netherlands)

Supervision

Thesis Title
Role
Degree Subject (Type)
Institution / Organization
2010/09 - 2013/06 I supervised a large number of student projects from college students (aged 16-19) taking the Extended Project qualification. Students could choose to write a dissertation (approx 5000 words), compose a musical or dramatical piece, or create an artefact. I generally supervised students writing dissertations and then graded their work for the exam board (edexcel) at the end. I gave students suggested reading relevant to their dissertations, helped them to write bibliographies, and instructed them in how to write footnotes.
Supervisor
Extended Project (Other)
The Henley College, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Event organisation

Event name
Type of event (Role)
Institution / Organization
2023/11/30 - 2023/11/30 On 30th November 2023 David Chandler gave a presentation to the Lisbon Wittgenstein Group with the title 'Wittgenstein’s “falsche Methode”' (2023/11/30 - 2023/11/30)
Seminar (Co-organisor)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, IFILNOVA, Portugal
2023/10/13 - 2023/10/13 On 13th October 2023 Luis Rosa (Cologne) gave a lecture to the Lisbon Wittgenstein Group. The title of his lecture was 'Pseudo-questions and the norms of inquiry' (2023/10/13 - 2023/10/13)
Seminar (Co-organisor)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, IFILNOVA, Portugal
2023/07/18 - 2023/07/18 On 18th July 2023 Melina Bentes gave a presentation to the Lisbon Wittgenstein Group with the title 'A função das dobradiças para a epistemologia' (2023/07/18 - 2023/07/18)
Seminar (Co-organisor)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, IFILNOVA, Portugal
2023/05/04 - 2023/05/04 On 4th May 2023 Camila Lobo gave a presentation to the Lisbon Wittgenstein Group with the title 'Acts of Imagination: Women Talking and Wittgenstein on Understanding the New' (2023/05/04 - 2023/05/04)
Seminar (Co-organisor)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, IFILNOVA, Portugal
2023/03/30 - 2023/03/30 On 30th March 2023 Cátia Rodrigues gave a presentation to the Lisbon Wittgenstein Group with the title 'Wittgenstein, Agamben e o gesto de mostrar do cinema' (2023/03/30 - 2023/03/30)
Seminar (Co-organisor)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, IFILNOVA, Portugal
2023/02/23 - 2023/02/23 On 23rd February 2023 André Kfouri gave a presentation to the Lisbon Wittgenstein Group with the title 'Further affinities between Wittgenstein and Newman' (2023/02/23 - 2023/02/23)
Seminar (Co-organisor)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, IFILNOVA, Portugal
2022/12/14 - 2022/12/14 On 14th Dec. 2022 Marcia Martínez García gave a presentation to the Lisbon Wittgenstein Group with the title 'Wittgenstein's Influence on Toulmin's Approach to Argumentation' (2022/12/14 - 2022/12/14)
Seminar (Co-organisor)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, IFILNOVA, Portugal
2021/09/08 - 2021/09/08 Alongside Sofia Miguens and Nuno Venurinha I was co-organiser of the Masterclass given by Charles Travis (via Zoom) on the 8th September 2021. Charles Travis's Masterclass consisted of two sessions: a morning session on Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations and an afternoon session on disjunctivism (Hinton and McDowell). The Masterclass was within the ERB Project to which I belong. Details available here: https://sigarra.up.pt/flup/en/noticias_geral.ver_noticia?p_nr=126463. (2021/09 - 2021/09)
Seminar (Co-organisor)
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Letras, Portugal

Universidade Nova de Lisboa, FCSH, Portugal
2021/02/04 - 2021/02/04 I organised the 3rd ERB Lecture (within the FCT Project Epistemology of Religious Belief: Wittgenstein, Grammar, and the Contemporary World), given by E. Thomas Lawson - one of the people credited with founding the discipline of cognitive science of religion. (2021/02/04 - 2021/02/04)
Seminar (Co-organisor)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, IFILNOVA, Portugal
2020/12/15 - 2020/12/15 I was the main organiser of the 3rd ERB Workshop, on Wittgenstein, Religion, and Cognitive Science, held via Zoom - with Roger Trigg, Florian Franken Figueiredo, Olympia Panagiotidou, Hans Van Eyghen, and Gorazd Andrejc as speakers at the workshop https://sigarra.up.pt/flup/en/noticias_geral.ver_noticia?p_nr=115643 (2020/12/15 - 2020/12/15)
Workshop (Co-organisor)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, IFILNOVA, Portugal

Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Letras, Portugal
2020/07/29 - 2020/07/29 I was one of the organisers of the second workshop within the FCT project 'Epistemology of Religious Belief: Wittgenstein, Grammar, and the Contemporary World'. I arranged for speakers to give presentations at the workshop in conjunction with Nuno Venturinha and Sofia Miguens and I also presented a paper at the workshop myself: ‘A Wittgensteinian Critique of Cognitive Science of Religion’ presented at the 2nd ERB project workshop – Wittgenstein, Nature and Religion. July 29th 2020 (2020/07/29)
Workshop (Co-organisor)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
2017/11/13 - 2017/11/13 I co-organised a talk by Terry Eagleton at Universidade Nova de Lisboa. http://www.eplab.ifilnova.pt/events/terry-eagleton (the arrangements for the talk were made by myself and Nuno Venturinha) (2017/11/13 - 2017/11/13)
Conference (Co-organisor)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
2017/06/06 - 2017/06/07 I was involved in organising the 6th Symposium of the International Ludwig Wittgenstein Society. (2017/06/06 - 2017/06/07)
Conference (Member of the Organising Committee)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

Event participation

Activity description
Type of event
Event name
Institution / Organization
2019/11/06 - Current Presentation 'Wittgenstein, Buddhism, and Guilt' presented at a seminar of the Lisbon Mind & Reasoning Group.
Seminar
Wittgenstein, Buddhism, and Guilt - Robert Vinten
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, IFILNOVA, Portugal

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning Group, Portugal
2020/10/28 - 2020/10/28 I gave a presentation to the Lisbon Mind & Reasoning Group (that I am a member of). The presentation had the title 'A Wittgensteinian Critique of Cognitive Science of Religion' and I gave the presentation via Zoom on October 28th 2020.
Seminar
Lisbon Mind and Reasoning Group Seminar
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, IFILNOVA, Portugal
2020/10/06 - 2020/10/06 I gave a presentation: ‘A Wittgensteinian-Marxist Critique of the New Atheists’ Enlightenment Rationalism / Una Crítica Wittgensteiniana-Marxista del Racionalismo Iluminista de los Nuevos Ateístas’ – to the Circulo de Estudios Wittgensteinianos, based in Tucuman, Argentina (via Zoom, in English, but with Spanish translations within my Powerpoint). 6th October 2020.
Seminar
Meeting of the Circulo de Estudios Wittgensteinianos in Argentina
Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Argentina
2020/09/25 - 2020/09/25 I took part in the series of Zoom Seminars 'Wittgenstein's Philosophy in Times of Crisis'. I was a respondent to a paper by Juliet Floyd. My presentation, was ‘Response to Juliet Floyd’s “Wittgenstein on ethics: Working through Lebensformen’ - on September 25th 2020.
Seminar
Wittgenstein's Philosophy in Times of Crisis
2020/09/03 - 2020/09/03 I presented a paper: ‘A Wittgensteinian-Marxist Critique of the New Atheist’s Enlightenment Rationalism’ – at the Global Center for Religious Research International E-conference on Atheism. September 3rd 2020.
Conference
International E-conference on Atheism (Global Center for Religious Research - USA)
2020/03/03 - 2020/03/03 Etienne Balibar led a workshop at Universidade Nova Law School. I presented a response to his paper 'Ontological difference, anthropological difference, and equal liberty'. This was on 3rd March 2020.
Workshop
Workshop: Translation, Hospitality, and Equal Liberty
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Direito, Portugal
2019/11/28 - 2019/11/29 Conference Presentation (invited): ‘Wittgenstein, Justice, and Liberalism’ – at the conference Forms of Life, Economy, and Society, Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal
Conference
Forms of Life, Economy and Society
Universidade da Beira Interior Faculdade de Artes e Letras, Portugal
2018/12/12 - 2018/12/14 Conference Presentation: 'Hayek, Wittgenstein, and the Inner' - presented at the conference Wittgenstein: Beyond the Inner-Outer Picture, in Seville, Spain, December 14th 2018.
Conference
Wittgenstein: Beyond the Inner-Outer Picture
Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
2018/12/05 - 2018/12/05 Conference Presentation: 'A Wittgensteinian Critique of Hayek's epistemological argument against socialism' - presented at the third Nova Doctoral Conference in Epistemology, Lisbon, December 5th 2018.
Conference
III Conferência Doutoral em Epistemologia da NOVA: Conhecimento, Moralidade e Sociedade
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
2018/09/06 - 2018/09/07 Conference Presentation: 'Wittgenstein and Justice' - presented at the 3rd International Congress of the Portuguese Philosophical Society, Covilhã, 7th September 2018.
Conference
3rd INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF THE PORTUGUESE PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY
Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
2018/04/26 - 2018/04/27 Conference Presentation: ‘What can Wittgenstein tell us about justice?’ – presented at a conference at the Universidad de Granada, Spain, April 27th 2018.
Conference
II workshop Workshop PHYSIS-FyA
Universidad de Granada, Spain
2018/03/21 - 2018/03/23 Conference Presentation: ‘Wittgenstein and Freedom of the Will’ – presented at the MLAG Graduate Conference, Porto, Portugal, March 2018.
Conference
GC-MLAG II – MLAG Graduate Conference
Universidade do Porto, Portugal
2017/11/17 - 2017/11/17 Conference Presentation: ‘Are Texts Actions?’ – presented at the Nova Doctoral Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 17th November 2017.
Conference
Second Nova Doctoral Conference in Epistemology
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
2017/09/14 - 2017/09/14 Talk at the University of Córdoba, Argentina: ‘Las interpretaciones de Wittgenstein por pensadores marxistas ingleses (Anderson, Eagleton, Callinicos): una crítica’, 14th September, 2017. I spoke to an audience of lecturers from the philosophy department in Córdoba as well as a few graduate students.
Seminar
Talk by Robert Vinten ‘Las interpretaciones de Wittgenstein por pensadores marxistas ingleses (Anderson, Eagleton, Callinicos): una crítica’
University of Córdoba, Argentina - Department of Philosophy, Argentina
2017/09/07 - 2017/09/07 Talk at the University of La Plata, Argentina: ‘Las interpretaciones de Wittgenstein por pensadores marxistas ingleses (Anderson, Eagleton, Callinicos): una crítica’, 7th September, 2017.
Seminar
‘Las interpretaciones de Wittgenstein por pensadores marxistas ingleses (Anderson, Eagleton, Callinicos): una crítica’
Universidad Nacional de la Plata, Argentina
2016/12 - 2016/12 I presented a paper to the Lisbon Mind and Cognition Group: ‘Philosophical Problems Concerning Free Will’ - at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, Dec. 2016.
Meeting
Philosophical Problems Concerning Free Will
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
2016/09/06 - 2016/09/06 Conference Presentation: ‘Is There Such a Thing as a Social Science?’ – paper presented at the Dimensões da Epistemologia conference at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, 6th September 2016.
Conference
Dimensões da Epistemologia, Conference
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
2016/04/14 - 2016/04/14 I was invited to present the paper ‘Was Wittgenstein a Liberal Philosopher?’ at a seminar at the Universitat de València, Spain, April 14th 2016.
Seminar
Seminar of Robert Vinten: 'Was Wittgenstein a Liberal Philosopher?'
Universitat de València, Spain
2014/09/03 - 2014/09/03 Conference Presentation: ‘Mackie’s Error Theory: A Wittgensteinian Critique’ – paper presented at the Epistemologia Moral conference at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, 3rd September 2014.
Conference
Epistemologia Moral - Conference
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

Jury of academic degree

Topic
Role
Candidate name (Type of degree)
Institution / Organization
2023/11/24 Robert Vinten was on the jury for Ricardo Henriques PhD viva. Ricardo Henriques's thesis was entitled: 'The Vertigo of Belief: Inside Wittgenstein's Epistemology of Religion'.
(Thesis) Arguer
Ricardo Neto Henriques (PhD)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
2019/09/04 I was 'Vogal' on a Jury for an MA Thesis (Ramo: Filosofia. Especialidade: Filosofia Geral. Candidato: João Henrique dos Santos Rodrigues Nogueira Souto. Titulo: Language and Knowledge in Wittgenstein) João Henrique dos Santos Rodrigues Nogueira Souto (Master)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, FCSH, Portugal

Ad Hoc journal article review

Journal title (ISSN) Publisher
2022/02/05 - 2022/03/01 Nordic Wittgenstein Review
2021/06/14 - 2021/07/06 Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image (1647-8991)
2021/05/04 - 2021/06/21 Análisis: Revista de investigación filosofica (2386-8066) Prensas de la Universidad de Zaragoza
2018/10/12 - 2018/10/23 Nordic Wittgenstein Review (2242-248X) University of Bergen Library
2014/11/11 - 2014/12/07 Mind (1460-2113) Oxford University Press

Association member

Society Organization name Role
2021/01/13 - Current Member of the Aristotelian Society
2013/01/01 - Current I am a member of the British Wittgenstein Society (I am not sure precisely when I became a member but I know that it was while I was working at the Henley College (between 2006 and 2013) Member
2002/01/01 - 2003/12/31 Member of the Mind Association
1999/01/01 - 2000/06/01 I was a member of the American Philosophical Association while I was studying for my Masters degree in Atlanta, Georgia Member

Conference scientific committee

Conference name Conference host
2024/03/29 - 2024/04/06 Epistemic Injustice and Public Arguments (I reviewed 10 abstracts for the conference) ArgLab - Ifilnova, Universidade Nova
2017/06/06 - 2017/06/07 6th Symposium of the International Ludwig Wittgenstein Society (ILWG) - Wittgenstein and Applied Epistemology Nova Institute of Philosophy (IFILNOVA)

Course / Discipline taught

Academic session Degree Subject (Type) Institution / Organization
2020/04/29 - 2020/05/13 I taught a series of seminars about hinge epistemology and religion to Masters students at the University of Porto - on 29th April 2020, 6th May 2020, and 13th May 2020. I have been asked to teach a similar set of seminars in 2021. https://ifilosofia.up.pt/activities/seminars-on-hinge-epistemology-and-religious-belief Ensino e Temas da Filosofia - Mestrado (Mestrado) Universidade do Porto Instituto de Filosofia, Portugal

Other jury / evaluation

Activity description Institution / Organization
2022/03/13 - 2022/04/12 On 13th March 2022 Cambridge University Press invited me to review a book in the 'Elements (Philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein)' series (i.e. make a recommendation as to whether it is suitable for publication) Cambridge University Press, United Kingdom
2019/09/05 - 2019/10/01 I reviewed a research proposal 'Ludwig Wittgenstein and Social Normativity (No. 444543, Panel HS1)' that was submitted to the executive government agency of the National Science Centre, Poland (Narodowe Centrum Nauki - NCN). Narodowe Centrum Nauki, Poland

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning Group, Portugal
Distinctions

Award

1999 Certificate for outstanding academic achievement
Phi Sigma Tau, United States

Title

2000 Elected to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges 2000
Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities, United States

Other distinction

2021 A symposium discussing Robert Vinten's book Wittgenstein and the Social Sciences has been organised by the journal Cosmos + Taxis
Cosmos + Taxis , Canada