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Gregynog Hall, Friday 4th – Sunday 6th May 2018

54th Session: Programme

Friday, 4th May

4 p.m.              Tea

4.30 pm           Postgraduate paper:  Rhianwen Daniel (Cardiff), 'Appropriating Wittgenstein for Linguistic Nationalism'

7.00 p.m.         Dinner                                                  

8.00 p.m.         Hugh Knott (Anglesey) will introduce a discussion of Dick Beardsmore’s ‘Learning from a novel’

Saturday, 5th May

8 a.m.              Breakfast

10 a.m.            Hans Fink (Aarhus), ‘On Løgstrup on Trust’

11 a.m.            Coffee, followed by discussion of paper

12.30 p.m.     Short business meeting

1 p.m.           Lunch

4 p.m.           Tea

4.30 p.m.        Toby Betenson (Bangor), 'Sense and Sensitivity: Referents for the Moral Law'

7.00 p.m.         Dinner

Sunday, 6th May

8 a.m.            Breakfast

9.15 a.m.         Annual Wittgenstein Lecture: Ian Ground (Hertfordshire and Newcastle), ‘Ensonification: Reflections’

10.15 a.m.       Coffee & Discussion

11.45 a.m.       Departure

The conference is sponsored by generous contributions from the British Wittgenstein Society and University of Wales Trinity St David.

If you would like to attend the meeting please complete and return the form below electronically, and send the requisite payment. The deadline for registration is Wednesday 31st January.  While it may well be possible to register after this date, it cannot be guaranteed.

The registration fee covers full bed and board from afternoon tea on Friday to morning coffee on Sunday. If you do not fall clearly into any of the three categories listed below, if you will be coming for less than the full period, or if you are a postgraduate from outside Wales, please contact David Cockburn before making payment. It may be possible to make limited adjustments to rates to reflect individual circumstances. Please note that if you have to cancel, refund will be possible only if your place can be filled.

If you have any questions, about travel or anything else, please contact David Cockburn. If you are coming by train your station is Newtown (Powys). (David will try to coordinate transport from the station.)

David Cockburn, University of Wales Trinity St David

Registration Form

Please complete and return a copy of this form electronically by Wednesday 31st January. At the same time, either put a cheque in the post or pay through internet banking: Welsh Philosophical Society, 40-27-01, 21296280. Give your surname as the reference. (Cheques, payable to 'Welsh Philosophical Society', should be sent to: David Cockburn, Department of Philosophy, University of Wales Trinity St David, Lampeter, Ceredigion SA48 7ED) All reservations must be accompanied by payment!

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Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria, 5th – 11th of August 2018






Scientific Organizers:

Gabriele Mras (Vienna)

Paul Weingartner (Salzburg)

Bernhard Ritter (Klagenfurt)



  1. Wittgenstein
  2. Traditional and Modern Logic
  3. The Structural Complexity of Judgments – Propositions – Sentences
  4. Logic: Absolute Normativity or Alternatives
  5. The Infinite
  6. Foundations of Mathematics


WORKSHOP 1: Wittgenstein on the Philosophy of Mathematics,

1937–1939: The Projected Early Version of PI." – with Joachim Schulte


WORKSHOP 2: Logical Paradoxes – with Hannes Leitgeb




Matthias Baaz (Vienna)

Francesco Berto (Amsterdam)

Jean-Yves Béziau (Rio de Janeiro)

Günther Eder (Vienna)

Susan Edwards-McKie (Cambridge)

Oliver Feldmann (Vienna)

Juliet Floyd (Boston)

Pasquale Frascolla (Potenza, Basilicata)

Volker Halbach (Oxford)

Richard Heinrich (Vienna)

Wolfgang Kienzler (Jena)

Sandra Lapointe (Hamilton, Ontario)

Hannes Leitgeb (Munich)

Bernard Linsky (Edmonton, Alberta)

Itala Maria Loffredo D’Ottaviano (Campinas)

Paolo Mancosu (Berkeley)

Mathieu Marion (Montréal)

Felix Mühlhölzer (Göttingen)

Julien Murzi (Salzburg)

Michael Potter (Cambridge)

Christoph C. Pfisterer (Zurich)

Richard Raatzsch (Wiesbaden)

Esther Ramharter (Vienna)

Štefan Riegelnik (Zurich)

Georg Schiemer (Munich)

Joachim Schulte (Zurich)

Dana Scott (Pittsburgh)

Stewart Shapiro (Columbus, Ohio)

Gila Sher (San Diego)

Karl Sigmund (Vienna)

Isidora Stojanovic (Paris)

Barry Stroud (Berkeley)

William W. Tait (Chicago)

Mark van Atten (Paris)

Maria van der Schaar (Leiden)

Vladimir Vasyukov (Moscow)

Jan von Plato (Helsinki)

Heinrich Wansing (Bochum)

Jan Woleński (Kraków)

Michael Wolff (Bielefeld)

Richard Zach (Calgary)


Deadline for submission of contributed papers (to section 1-6):

March 30, 2018

(Instructions for authors:







Antecedent to the symposium:



(Juliet Floyd, Mathieu Marion)


July 31st – August 4th, 2018 in Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria



Wittgenstein´s Philosophy of Mathematics


With: Juliet Floyd (Boston) and Mathieu Marion (Montréal)

Scientific Organization and Direction: Volker A. Munz (Klagenfurt)


(For applications see:


For further information:


Wittgenstein and Hegel – Reevaluation of Difference

Wittgenstein and Hegel – Reevaluation of Difference

TU Dresden, Germany

June 28–30, 2017

“Hegel seems to me to be always wanting to say that things which look different are really the same. Whereas my interest is in showing that things which look the same are really different.” (Recollections of Wittgenstein)


James Conant (Chicago)
Rico Gutschmidt (Chicago)
Bruno Haas (Dresden)
Herbert Hrachovec (Vienna)
Karl-Friedrich Kiesow (Hannover)
David Kolb (Bates College)
Ingolf Max (Leipzig)
Aloisia Moser (Linz)
Thomas Rentsch (Dresden)
Pirmin Stekeler-Weithofer (Leipzig)
Gottfried Gabriel (Constance)


Alexander Berg (TU Dresden & Charles University Prague)
Jakub Mácha (Masaryk University Brno)
Louisa Frintert (TU Dresden)
Marco Kleber (TU Dresden)
Alexander Romahn (University of Leipzig)


Wittgenstein once said: “Hegel seems to me to be always wanting to say that things which look different are really the same. Whereas my interest is in showing that things which look the same are really different.” (Recollections of Wittgenstein, ed. by Rush Rhees, Oxford 1981, p. 157) This difference between Hegel’s and Wittgenstein’s thinking has been seldom raised despite being, from a contemporary point of view, particularly pertinent.

According to Hegel, the purpose of philosophy is to consider the thoughts of its respective periods. While Wittgenstein was a focal point of 20th century philosophical discourse, it was Hegel’s philosophy that brought the essential discourses of the 19th century together. After this convergence different movements began to individuate themselves from his system of thinking, allowing for the development of the analytical-continental split in the 20th Century. This now-outdated conflict, which was promoted by Bradley and Russell, took for granted Hegel and Wittgenstein’s opposing positions and is being replaced by a continuous progression and differentiation of several authors, schools, and philosophical traditions, which themselves are guided by various interests, shades, and transitions.
The term ‘split’, however, is anachronistic, problematic, and, therefore, the two, Hegel und Wittgenstein, must be reconciled. It is because of the lack of overlap between these two internally developed spheres of thought that this schism still exists in 20th Century philosophical scholarship. This stems from the split and the institutions themselves. Subsequently, each has a serious interest in the other’s research, specifically how it might impact their own.
The development is already evident in the tendency to identify a progression from a “Kantian” to a “Hegelian phase” of analytical philosophy as well as in the extension of right and left Hegelian approaches by modern and postmodern concepts.
In this process it has become quite clear that the systemic interests of Wittgenstein and Hegel – be it in philosophy of mind, logic, philosophy of science or in other areas – coincide stronger than anticipated by one-dimensional, traditional paradigmatic analyses. This recognition of shared systematical interests opens up new constructive and productive ways of relating both paradigmatic theories.
Taking this into consideration it is reasonable to suppose that assessing the difference between Wittgenstein and Hegel will outline different intersections of 21st century's variously differentiated philosophical discourse. We hope that not only will the contemplation of Hegel’s thinking bring about a deeper understanding of Wittgenstein's research, but that Wittgensteinian scholarship will also allow for new answers to old Hegelian problems. A conjoint holistic philosophical discourse remains our discipline's ambition.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

Anticipation of Wittgensteinian motives in Hegel’s philosophy
Hegelian motives in Wittgenstein’s thinking
Wittgenstein’s reception of Hegel’s philosophy
The role of Neo-Hegelianism and British idealism in the emergence of analytic philosophy
Differences between Hegel’s and Wittgenstein’s philosophical approaches as they relate to the analytic-continental split


Some slots are reserved for contributed papers. There are no parallel sections. We invite submissions for a 30 minute presentation followed by a 20 minute discussion. Papers may be submitted on any issue falling within the conference theme. Please send an abstract in English or in German as attachment (about 500 words), prepared for multiple blind review, to by March 31, 2017. The author’s name and affiliation should be included in the body of the e-mail. Notification of acceptance will be given by April 22, 2017. It should go without saying, but we highly encourage submissions from those who are traditionally under-represented. Conference languages are English and German. For all accepted speakers, we provide free accommodation during the conference.


For more information, visit our conference website:
Please do not hesitate to contact the organizers () if you have any questions about the conference. ​​

The conference is funded by the Graduate Academy of the Dresden University of Technology and by the Excellence Initiative of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research


The British Wittgenstein Society was founded in 2007 in an effort to rekindle what seemed a waning interest in the work of Ludwig Wittgenstein. To mark the success of this endeavour, and the Society's 10th anniversary, the 2017 BWS annual conference will be devoted to celebrating Wittgenstein's contribution to thought across philosophy and other disciplines. Our guest speakers will be:

Louise Barrett (Lethbridge, Canada) on primatology

Michel Bitbol (CNRS, Paris) on philosophy of science and mathematics

Peter Hacker (Oxford) on philosophy of mind

Edward Harcourt (Oxford) on ethics and aesthetics

Richard Harper (Swansea) on communications technology

Peter Hobson (UCL) on psychology

Sandra Laugier (Sorbonne, Paris) on social philosophy

Ray Monk (Southampton) on Wittgenstein's place in 21st century thought

Paul Standish (UCL) on philosophy of education

The conference will take place at Beales Hotel, Hatfield on 29th-31st July, 2017. We look forward to your participation in making this an exceptional event – both intellectually and convivially!

Full conference registration: includes refreshments and a 2-course lunch on both days: £95 / student: £65

Conference Package 1: includes full conference registration; 30 July bed/breakfast at Beales Hotel 4* (single occupancy); conference dinner (3-course; coffee/tea; wine): £219 / student £190


Other options are available on the registration website.

Ludwig Wittgenstein: Philosopher, Poet And Patron


Grillparzerhaus, Johannesgasse 6, 1010 Wien

Talks at the Grillparzerhaus


12 and 13 April 2016

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) is recognised as the most influential philosopher of the 20th century. His impact continues to be strong not only in philosophy, but also in literature, aesthetics, economics and social sciences. Born and educated in Vienna into one of the most affluent and culturally active families of the Habsburg Empire, Wittgenstein spent the most productive and happy periods in his life in Norway, where he produced some of his major writings. Wittgenstein was influenced by Norwegian culture already in the family circle in Vienna - Ibsen was a beloved author of the Wittgensteins. What Ludwig inherited from them and it remained deeply rooted in him throughout his life, was the feeling of duty towards cultural values and social responsibility. As his father had financed the Vienna Secession and the Academy of Sciences, so Ludwig Wittgenstein made in 1914 a large financial contribution to artists in need, among them Rainer Maria Rilke, Adolf Loos and Georg Trakl.

In this symposium, a major emphasis will be put for the first time in Vienna on Wittgenstein's connection with Norway and the recent Norwegian contributions to Wittgenstein research - in general education, as well as at the Wittgenstein Archives in Bergen. Leading Norwegian intellectuals will debate his relevance today, thus setting an example in his city of birth.

An emphasis will be put also on the tradition of Wittgenstein's family as patrons of modern art, Ludwig Wittgenstein's own example highlighted, and parallels will be drawn between his time and cultural funding in today's world. In addition the Literature Museum in Vienna will contribute towards Wittgenstein's importance as a writer and a representative of Modernism.



Knut Olav Åmås (Stiftung Fritt Ord, Moderation)
Marjorie Perloff (Stanford University)
Alois Pichler (Wittgenstein Archiv, Universität Bergen)
Kjetil Trædal Thorsen (Snøhetta Architektur)

Ludwig Wittgenstein spent some of his most important and productive periods in Skjolden in the Norwegian Sognefjord between 1913 and 1950. What did he find and accomplish there? And why did one of the most important thinkers of the last century chose, on several occasions, to leave privileged circles in Vienna and Cambridge and to live in rural parts of Austria, Ireland, and Norway? Was Wittgenstein a philosopher in exile? How would such a person be regarded today? Would he ever get a position at a university?


Knut Olav Åmås (Stiftung Fritt Ord, Moderation)
Steven Beller (Washington DC, Historiker)
Ilyas Khan (Stanhill Foundation)
Eva Nowotny (Österreichische Kommission für UNESCO)
Bjørn Øiulfstad (Norwegischer Stiftungsverband)
Christian Witt-Dörring (Neue Galerie New York)

In what ways are arts, culture and science/research funded today? And how do the different funding models influence the activities and results? The relation between public and private funding is quite different from country to country. What is the situation today in Scandinavia/Norway, Austria, Great Britain, and the United States? And what can we learn from the philanthropists today and the last hundred years?


James Conant (University of Chicago)
Ray Monk (University of Southampton)
Alfred Schmidt (Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Moderation)

In the early twentieth century, Vienna’s artistic and cultural landscape experienced an unprecedented shift toward modernity: Adolf Loos and the Secession movement, Arnold Schönberg, Jung Wien and Karl Kraus, Sigmund Freud, Ernst Mach and the Vienna Circle—just to mention the most important names. Proceeding from Janik’s and Toulmin’s thesis in Wittgenstein’s Vienna, the question will be explored regarding to what extent Ludwig Wittgenstein’s philosophical work is deeply rooted in this very specific culture of Viennese modernity.


In co-operation with the Literaturmuseum of the Austrian National Library and Der Standard

Isolde Charim (Moderation)
László F. Földényi
Allan Janik (Brenner Archiv)
Robert Menasse
Marjorie Perloff (Stanford University)

„Philosophie dürfte man eigentlich nur dichten“
(Wittgenstein: Vermischte Bemerkungen / Culture and Value, 12.12.1933)

What is the connection between poetry and philosophy? What do literary and philosophical texts have in common? —Representatives from science and literature will be discussing the reciprocal relationships between literature and philosophy.

Secretary General
Wittgenstein Initiative
Kriehubergasse 15/23, 1050 Wien
Tel: +43 699 19238373



Symposium Website

Georg Henrik von Wright (1916-2003) is known for his contributions to many key fields in analytic philosophy, as a builder of bridges between the analytic and the continental traditions in contemporary philosophy and as one of the main editors of the work of Ludwig Wittgenstein.

In 1948 von Wright succeeded Wittgenstein as professor of philosophy at Cambridge's Trinity College. He returned from Cambridge to Finland after Wittgenstein's death in 1951.

In this centenary year of Von Wright's birth, the symposium "Von Wright and Wittgenstein in Cambridge" will focus on the philosophical dynamics and consequences of the relation between von Wright and Wittgenstein with a special emphasis on von Wright as an interpreter and editor of Wittgenstein.


September 20-23, 2016


Strathaird, Cambridge, UK

Strathaird is the house in which the von Wright family lived in Cambridge in 1949-1950. On several different occasions, Ludwig Wittgenstein also stayed at Strathaird as guest of the von Wright family. The house is now owned by Lucy Cavendish College.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Marco Brusotti (Lecce / Berlin)
  • Alberto Emiliani (Helsinki)
  • Christian Erbacher (Bergen)
  • Lars Hertzberg (Abo)
  • James Klagge (Virginia Tech)
  • Andre Maury (Helsinki)
  • Volker Munz (Klagenfurt)
  • Alois Pichler (Bergen)
  • Josef Rothhaupt, (Munchen)
  • Joachim Schulte (Zurich)
  • Jonathan Smith (Trinity)
  • Use Somavilla (Innsbruck)
  • Anne-Marie S0ndergaard-Christensen (Odense)
  • Friedrich Stadler (Wien)

There will be a workshop on 'A Collection of Remarks by Ludwig Wittgenstein - Selected by Georg Henrik von Wright (1965-1966)' organised by Volker Munz and Josef Rotthaupt in cooperation with the Von Wright and Wittgenstein Archives of the University of Helsinki.

Open call for papers:

In addition to the invited speakers we invite speakers selected through an open call for papers.

We welcome contributions, also from scholars in fields other than philosophy, on:

  • the philosophical dynamics and consequences of the relation between von Wright and Wittgenstein with a special emphasis on von Wright as interpreter and editor of Wittgenstein
  • the intellectual and cultural context of the relation between von Wright and Wittgenstein.

Abstracts should:

  • be submitted no later than April 15, 2016
  • have a maximum length of 500 words
  • be sent to hy-wwa(5) Notifications will be sent out by the end of April 2016.

The maximum number of participants is 70. Early application is encouraged. Applications submitted by April 15 will be given priority.

The Symposium fee is 100 euros. Lunch and coffees served on location and a conference dinner is covered by the Symposium fee. Accommodation on location at Strathaird can be offered on request for a limited number of participants. The additional fee for participants staying at Strathaird is 100 euros.

The Symposium is organized by the von Wright and Wittgenstein Archives at the University of Helsinki ( in cooperation with:

  • The Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society
  • The British Wittgenstein Society
  • The International Ludwig Wittgenstein Institute (ILWI)
  • The International Ludwig Wittgenstein Society
  • The Nordic Wittgenstein Society
  • The Wittgenstein Archives at the University of Bergen

The Symposium is supported by the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, the Oskar Oflund foundation and the International Ludwig Wittgenstein Society.

Organizing Committee

  • Risto Vilkko, member of the steering committee of the von Wright and Wittgenstein Archives at the University of Helsinki
  • Thomas Wallgren, director, the von Wright and Wittgenstein Archives at the University of Helsinki
  • Bernt Österman, curator, the von Wright and Wittgenstein Archives at the University of Helsinki Contact point: PhD Bernt Osterman

The von Wright and Wittgenstein Archives PO Box 24

FI-00014 University of Helsinki Finland

8th British Wittgenstein Society Annual Conference: registration now open

Booking for the Eighth British Wittgenstein Society Annual Conference booking is now open.
Eighth British Wittgenstein Society Annual Conference on the theme of Wittgenstein, Ethics and Religion

The Conference will take place at Hinsley Hall, 62 Headingley Lane, Leeds, LS6 2BX, beginning at 09:30 on Tuesday 6th September and finish at 18:00 on Wednesday 7th September 2016.

Last Booking Date for this Event
23rd August 2016

List of speakers:

Sophie-Grace Chappell (Open University)
Gabriel Citron (Toronto)
John Haldane (St Andrews)
Stephen Mulhall (Oxford)
Wayne Proudfoot (Columbia)
Duncan Richter (Virginia M.I.)
Genia Schönbaumsfeld (Southampton)
Michael Scott (Manchester)
Chon Tejedor (Hertfordshire)
Rowan Williams (Cambridge)