• 10TH ANNIVERSARY BWS ANNUAL CONFERENCE: WITTGENSTEIN IN THE 21ST CENTURY - 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. […]
  • Freud Meets Wittgenstein: a new play by Monty Sher - This play focuses on Wittgenstein's personal history, his critique of Freud, and his reflections concerning religion and the mystical. The play opens with a vivid display of many words associated with mystical experiences, e.g, epiphanies, altered states, spiritual awakening, numinous experience, grace, ecstatic wonder, et al. Wittgenstein appears and speaks to the audience: "That’s a […]
  • Hinge Epistemology -     The first conference on Hinge Epistemology took place last year at the University of California, Irvine and was so successful, we thought it would be a good idea to offer the concept to other universities. The 2nd Hinge Epistemology Conference will be a 2-day conference, hosted by the Wittgenstein Seminar at Panthéon-Sorbonne University in Paris on 1-2 July […]
  • Wittgenstein: Religion and Nonsense - Wittgenstein’s ideas about religion have been much more influential than is sometimes thought. The first two lectures will consider this influence, concentrating on Wittgenstein’s remarks on James Frazer’s The Golden Bough and Wittgenstein’s proposal that we overcome the temptation to view certain religious practices as simply confused or nonsensical. We shall look at this through […]
  • Getting Real about Words and Numbers -   Getting Real about Words and Numbers
  • WITTGENSTEIN, RELIGION AND ETHICS NEW PERSPECTIVES FROM PHILOSOPHY AND THEOLOGY - Proceedings of the BWS Annual Conference now available www.bloomsbury.com/uk/wittgenstein-religion-and-ethics-9781350050235/
  • Wittgenstein and Marx Fetishism and Alienation between Commodities and Words -
  • "Portraits of Wittgenstein" Now in Paperback - Portraits of Wittgenstein is a major collection of memoirs and reflections on one of the most influential and yet elusive personalities in the history of modern philosophy, Ludwig Wittgenstein. Featuring a wealth of illuminating and profound insights into Wittgenstein's extraordinary life, this unique collection reveals Wittgenstein's character and power of personality more vividly and comprehensively […]
  • Launch of Anthem Studies in Wittgenstein -
  • CONFERENCE – CALL FOR PAPERS Wittgenstein: Beyond the Inner–Outer Picture - CONFERENCE – CALL FOR PAPERS Wittgenstein: Beyond the Inner–Outer Picture Seville, 12-14thDecember, 2018 In spite of Wittgenstein’s well known critique of its application to the problems of other minds and self-knowledge, the philosophical picture of the relation between the inner and the outer continues to exercise philosophers from the analytic and non-analytic European traditions. The conference […]
  • Stanley Cavell, 1926–2018 -