The Society for Study of the History of Analytical Philosophy is an international organization aimed at promoting discussion in all areas of scholarship concerning the development of philosophical logic, philosophy of language, the philosophy of mind, metaphysics, the philosophy of science and epistemology. It welcomes scholars interested in the many ways in which the disciplines were influenced by thinkers such as Bolzano, Brentano and his school, Husserl, Frege, Russell, the Vienna Circle, Tarski and the Polish school, for instance, but also seeks to promote work engaging with lesser known figures and trends.
Wittgenstein did not make the cut. Was this an oversight? Or did the people who came up with the list think that Wittgenstein would not want to be on it? He is anyway hardly a minor figure. I have gotten used to analytic philosophers ignoring Wittgenstein, but to have a Society whose aim is the Study of the History of Analytical Philosophy ignore Wittgenstein is alarming. Is Wittgenstein being erased from the history of analytical philosophy?
I sent them a note to urge them to include Wittgenstein’s name, but something tells me that it won’t help. I hope I’m wrong, and that I’m not just being paranoid.
I've just been informed that they are adding Wittgenstein. And Quine s well.