The Wittgenstein Initiative is a Vienna-based international forum that aspires to make present in the city of his birth Ludwig Wittgenstein, one of the greatest thinkers and most remarkable individuals of the 20th century. We aim to demonstrate Wittgenstein’s present-day relevance in various areas of public and private life and bring his cultural legacy to the general public.

Bernard Francis (Brian) McGuinness (1927-2019)

Obituary and a Short Memoir by Allan Janik Brian McGuinness (Queen’s College, Oxford University, History of Scientific Thought, Università degli…
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Kalender 2020 WITTGENSTEIN UND NORWEGEN zu bestellen

Der Kalender 2020 WITTGENSTEIN und NORWEGEN ist in Zusammenarbeit mit der Norwegisch-Österreichischen Gesellschaft / Norsk-Østerrisk Selskap enstanden. Preis: € 15,-…
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THE WITTGENSTEIN CORPUS

Panel discussion and Workshop in English 10 December 2019, 14:00 - 17:00 Diplomatic Academy Vienna, Kreisky Saal Favoritenstraße 15a, 1040…
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Warsaw – Krakow – Tarnow November 2019 Full Programme

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The TRACTATUS ODYSSEY exhibition in Warsaw & a visit to the historical original places in Kraków and Tarnów

4 - 7 November 2019 Under the auspices of the Austrian Cultural Forum in Warsaw and the Jagiellonian University in…
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The Quiet Seriousness of the Sognefjord

Ludwig Wittgenstein's house 30 steep meters aboven Lake Eidsvatnet Lake in Skjolden in Sogn is finally rebuilt after 60 years…
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Wittgenstein’s Dictionary for Elementary Schools

"Only a dictionary makes it possible to hold the student completely responsible" by Désirée Weber From the fall of 1920…
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Wittgenstein’s House in Skjolden on the Sognefjord in Norway has finally been rebuilt

Skjolden, 20 June 2019 © Jon Bolstad & Wittgenstein Initiative
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WITTGENSTEINS BRIEFE AN SEINE FAMILIE

Buchpräsentation Dienstag, 20. November 2018, 19:00 Uhr Grillparzerhaus (Staatsarchiv), Johannesgasse 6, 1010 Wien Um Anmeldung unten wird gebeten. Eintritt: freiwilliger…
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HOW MODERN WAS LUDWIG WITTGENSTEIN?

Donnerstag, 15. November 2018, 19:00 Uhr Grillparzerhaus (Staatsarchiv), Johannesgasse 6, 1010 Wien Podiumsdiskussion in englischer Sprache Um Anmeldung unten wird…
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RESTAURATIVE MODERNE – EIN WIENER PARADOX?

Was ist modern an der Wiener Moderne? Mittwoch, 14. November 2018, 19:00 Uhr Grillparzerhaus (Staatsarchiv), Johannesgasse 6, 1010 Wien Podiumsdiskussion…
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PICTURES, MODELS AND MEASURES

PICTURES, MODELS AND MEASURES by Susan G. Sterrett Department of Philosophy, Wichita State University (PDF Download)        
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„What is the use of studying philosophy if it does not improve your thinking about the important questions of everyday life?"

Ludwig Wittgenstein to Norman Malcolm, 1944

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