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The yearbook Wittgenstein-Studien (published by de Gruyter) offers a forum for articles and materials on Ludwig Wittgenstein’s philosophy, his Nachlass and life as well as his philosophical and cultural environment. We welcome contributions from both traditional and contemporary approaches.

What we offer to our authors:

-        All submitted articles are peer-reviewed and indexed to Scopus and Web of Science.

-        Each article is assigned a DOI.

-        Authors will be informed about the decision on acceptance (potentially with revision) or rejection of the submitted article usually within 6 to 8 weeks.

-        In case that changes or improvements of the article are requested by the reviewers, the authors will receive profound/detailed feedback which helps them improving the article. Feedback is also provided in case of rejection.

-        Continuous submission: The yearbook does not have any specific deadlines. However, if you want to ensure that your contribution (in case of acceptance) will be included in the next volume, you should submit your text by the end of October in order to complete the review process in time.

Articles should be prepared according to the journal’s author guidelines ( and sent to the Editor-in-chief, Ass.Prof. Dr. Anja Weiberg, at .

Book review proposals can be sent to the Book Review Editor, Prof. Dr. Nuno Venturinha, at .

For more information about Wittgenstein-Studien, please visit:

Wittgenstein and the Cognitive Science of Religion

Interpreting Human Nature and the Mind

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Advancing our understanding of one of the most influential 20th-century philosophers, Robert Vinten brings together an international lineup of scholars to consider the relevance of Ludwig Wittgenstein's ideas to the cognitive science of religion. Wittgenstein's claims ranged from the rejection of the idea that psychology is a 'young science' in comparison to physics to challenges to scientistic and intellectualist accounts of religion in the work of past anthropologists.

Chapters explore whether these remarks about psychology and religion undermine the frameworks and practices of cognitive scientists of religion. Employing philosophical tools as well as drawing on case studies, contributions not only illuminate psychological experiments, anthropological observations and neurophysiological research relevant to understanding religious phenomena, they allow cognitive scientists to either heed or clarify their position in relation to Wittgenstein's objections. By developing and responding to his criticisms, Wittgenstein and the Cognitive Science of Religion offers novel perspectives on his philosophy in relation to religion, human nature, and the mind.

CFA:The 2nd Philosophy of Film Without Theory Conference

Call for Abstracts:  

The 2nd Philosophy of Film Without Theory Conference

Hamilton College, Clinton, New York (State)

Friday 20th October to Sunday 22nd October, 2023 

The Conference Co-Directors invite abstracts for papers that embrace the opportunities offered by philosophy of film without theory

We are honored and delighted to confirm the following invited speakers:

Noël Carroll, Jim Conant, Pamela Foa, John Gibson, Paul C. Taylor, Malcolm Turvey, and Iris Vidmar Jovanović.

We understand philosophy in general without theory as an activity that may include – but not be limited to – fine-grained description and discernment; disentangling confusions; reactive and/or reflective critical inquiry, the exploration of conceptual connections; logical geography; conceptual synthesis; the provision of perspicuous presentations and surveyable overviews; non-systematic engagement with individual or particular works, subjects, objects, ideas, events and/or situations…  and more.  

Philosophy of film without theory is amenable to any of the above approaches as part of its likely commitment to the value of paying close attention to the form, content, and thematic aspects of individual films and filmmakers (in front of and behind the camera). 

The 1st Philosophy of Film Without Theory Conference, held at the University of York, UK, in 2019, welcomed 66 delegates from 13 countries, and hosted 32 talks. The wider enthusiasm ignited by this international conference led to a special issue of the journal Aesthetic Investigations, volume 3(2). 

See here:

This Spring Palgrave Macmillan publishes the 19-chapter collected volume Philosophy of Film Without Theory edited by York conference co-directors Craig Fox & Britt Harrison. Contributing authors include co-director of the upcoming Hamilton Conference, Katheryn Doran, together with Lucy Bolton, Carla Carmona, James Conant, Maximilian De Gaynesford, Rob van Gerwen, John Gibson, Eran Guter & Inbal Guter, Colin Heber-Percy, Iris Vidmar Jovanović, Andrew Klevan, David Macarthur, Rupert Read, William Rothman, Constantine Sandis, and Sebastian Sunday. The volume also offers an interview with Richard Allen and Malcolm Turvey. 

See here:

Submission Details:

Abstracts in Word (of no more than 500 words) should be sent to: 

Closing Date: 31st May, 2023

Notification by: 30th June, 2023 

We very much look forward to reading the abstracts and to welcoming all who are interested in upstate New York this October. 

Conference Co-Directors:

Katheryn Doran (Hamilton College)

Craig Fox (PennWest University)

Britt Harrison (Independent)

With thanks to the Chauncey S. Truax, Hamilton College Class of 1875 Memorial Fund

Interviewing Marjorie Perloff about her recent translation of Wittgenstein’s Private Notebooks. 

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

I am writing to draw your attention to this upcoming Zoom event on March 25 (see below), when I’ll be interviewing Marjorie Perloff about her recent translation of Wittgenstein’s Private Notebooks

The interview is hosted jointly by Philosophical Investigations and the (online) Simone Weil journal Attention. Participation is free of charge, though it requires a registration. The link for this can be found at the bottom of this email.

The one-hour interview will be followed by 25-30 minutes of questions from the floor. You are very welcome to join us for the occasion. Please note that time – 12 noon – is US Eastern Time, which I believe is 4 pm in the UK and 5 pm in Germany. 

With all good wishes –



Philosophy ought really to be written only as a form of poetry. -- Ludwig Wittgenstein

Perhaps poets, artists, composers, and filmmakers have taken such a special interest in Wittgenstein because they recognize that he is himself a kind of conceptual poet. -- Marjorie Perloff.

We are pleased to inform you that Attention and Philosophical Investigations are co-cohosting a special zoom event titled Poetry & Philosophy | An Interview with Marjorie Perloff

The event centers around Professor Marjorie Perloff’s new translation of and introduction to Wittgenstein'sPrivate Notebooks: 1914-1916 (Liveright 2022).

Dr. Perloff is Professor Emerita of English at Stanford University and the Florence R. Scott Professor of English Emerita at the University of Southern California. She is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society.  Perloff has long taught courses on and written about twentieth and twenty-first-century poetry and poetics. Her dozen or so books include Edge of Irony: Modernism in the Shadow of the Habsburg EmpireUnoriginal Genius: Poetry by Other Means in the New CenturyThe Vienna Paradox: A Memoir, and Frank O’Hara: Poet Among Painters.

Perloff will be interviewed by Dr. Mario von der Ruhr, Editor-in-Chief of Philosophical Investigations. His authored or co-edited books include Simone Weil and Religion and Wittgenstein’s Legacy

Date:  Saturday, March 25, 2023 

Time:    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Eastern Time

Register:  Here (required though free)

Join us!

Ronald Collins 

Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria, August 6–12, 2023

We have extended the Kirchberg IWS 2023 paper submission deadline until April 1st

100 Years of Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus – 70 Years after Wittgenstein’s Death: A Critical Assessment

Scientific Organisers:
Alois Pichler (Bergen), Esther Heinrich-Ramharter (Vienna) and Friedrich Stadler (Vienna)