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Date: March 9, 2021

Logisch-Philosophische Abhandlung – Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus 1921 – 2021 A Series of Centennial Lectures

Logisch-Philosophische Abhandlung – Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
1921 – 2021
A Series of Centennial Lectures

The Joint Research Center in Logic of Tsinghua University and the University of Amsterdam ( announces a series of ten lectures in commemoration of the fact that in 2021 it is a hundred years ago that Ludwig Wittgenstein’s seminal book Logisch-Philosophische Abhandlung – Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus first appeared. The series is organised by Hao Tang () and Martin Stokhof ().


  • Kevin Cahill, University of Bergen
  • Eli Friedlander, Tel Aviv University
  • Dimitris Gakis, Catholic University Leuven
  • Hans-Johann Glock, Universität Zürich
  • Oskari Kuusela, University of East Anglia
  • Benjamin de Mesel, Catholic University of Leuven
  • Sami Pihlström, University of Helsinki
  • Göran Sundholm, Leiden University
  • Thomas Ricketts, University of Pittsburgh
  • Ben Ware, King’s College, London

Date & time
The lecture series consists of ten lectures given over a five-week period, between May 17 and June 16. There will be two lectures per week, on
Mondays and Wednesdays, except for the second week, when the lectures will take place on Tuesday and Thursday, at the following times:
21.00 – 23.00 China (CST or UTC+8) =
15.00 – 17.00 Europe (CET or UTC+2) =
14.00 – 16.00 UK (GMT or UTC+1) =
09.00 – 11.00 US, Eastern (UTC-4)

The lecture series will take place online, via Zoom. Details about the online meeting location will be made available to registered participants in due course.

Participation & registration
Participation is free and open to all who are interested in Wittgenstein’s early work. Participants are asked to register at the following website:

For more information, contact Jian Ma:

Wittgenstein: The Tractatus after 100 years

We feel that even when all possible scientific questions6.52 have been answered, the problems of life remain completely untouched. Of course there are then no questions left, and this itself is the answer. 

Ludwig Witttgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, 6.52 

Dear Researcher, 


          We are organizing the publication of a dossier celebrating the centenary of publication of the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. The publication will take place in the latest issue of Aurora Journal of Philosophy, in 2022. Therefore, we invite all interested parties to submit their contributions directly to the journal’s website. 

          Some information about the dossier “Wittgenstein:The Tractatus after 100 years”: 

  1. The paper must be written in English, containing title, abstract, and references. 
  2. The article must contain between five and seven thousand words. Articles that exceed this number of words will be evaluated by the organizers of the dossier together with the editors of the journal; 
  3. All submissions will be evaluated through peer review and blind review processes; 
  4. Interviews with researchers related to the thought of Wittgenstein, as well as critical reviews of works related to the thematic proposal of this issue may also be submitted.  


    Deadline: January 30th, 2022 

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us. 

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