At the University of Oxford Prof. Löffler was working on a project which was based on the working hypothesis that the historical conditions for the emergence of analytic philosophy in Great Britain around 1900 were much broader than the usual view permits, i.e. that the analytic style of philosophizing was foreshadowed by a broader range of figures and that a sort of “para-analytic” philosophy flourished, in relative detachment from the mainstream Moore/Russell/Wittgenstein traditions, well into the 20th century (William R. Sorley and John Cook Wilson might provide initial examples). Beyond catalogue and literature studies, his research consisted in its first stage in large-scale inspections of the relevant shelves of some relatively untouched older philosophy libraries at Oxford.
Beyond conducting his research, Prof. Löffler presented a paper on “Empirical Evidence Against Free Will? A Case Study in Neuro-Mythology” at the Ian Ramsey Center on 4 November 2019.
Read the report of his stay in Oxford here:
BritInn Fellow Report