The Wittgenstein Initiative is a Vienna-based intellectual forum that aims to reintroduce and affirm Ludwig Wittgenstein as one of Vienna’s singular cultural phenomena and to further Wittgenstein’s legacy through Bildung and a tangible presence of his work and ideas. We are in a unique position to establish Vienna as a city of prime importance for Wittgenstein the human being as well as Wittgenstein the philosopher: not only to reveal the importance of Wittgenstein’s Vienna, but also to demonstrate that he was, in a very important sense, Vienna’s Wittgenstein.

Ludwig Wittgenstein und Adolf Loos: Formen der Wiener Moderne AUSVERKAUFT/SOLD OUT

Freitag, 12. Mai 2017, 18:30 Uhr BKI "Haus Wittgenstein", Galerie-Parterre Saal Parkgasse 18, 1030 Wien Podiumsgespräch mit anschließender Diskussion Eintritt…
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Egon Schiele in the Light of the Philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein and the Theory of Musical Composition of Arnold Schönberg

ETHICS AND AESTHETICS ARE ONE. EGON SCHIELE IN THE LIGHT OF THE PHILOSOPHY OF LUDWIG WITTGENSTEIN AND THE THEORY OF…
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Egon Schiele’s Place in Wittgenstein’s Vienna

A dialogue between Allan Janik and Carla Carmona 30 September 2016, Leopold Museum Carla Carmona: I will begin with the…
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Wittgenstein and Hegel – Reevaluation of Difference

June 28–30, 2017 TU Dresden, Germany “Hegel seems to me to be always wanting to…
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VIDEO Wittgenstein Komplett: sein Nachlass

15 December 2016 Allan Janik, Michael Nedo, Alois Pichler, Nuno Venturinha, Max Hadersbeck, Herbert Hrachovec BKI Haus Wittgenstein Vienna
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Ludwig Wittgenstein: Certainty, Limits and Animality. Symposium June 2017

On the Writings of the Later Wittgenstein An international symposium on the philosophy of the later Wittgenstein will be held…
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WITTGENSTEIN KOMPLETT: sein Nachlass

Do, 15. Dezember 2016, BKI "Haus Wittgenstein" Podiumsdiskussion Max Hadersbeck (München), Allan Janik (Innsbruck), Michael Nedo…
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EGON SCHIELE in WITTGENSTEIN’S VIENNA

30. September 2016, Leopold Museum Egon Schiele presented against the background of ethical and formal affinities that Toulmin and Janik…
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WITTGENSTEIN’S AND TODAY’S VIENNA: Anticipating the Future

CONTRASTS AND LEGACIES by Steven Beller (Washington DC) It is now more than forty years since…
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VIDEO Culture and Science Funding Today

12 April 2016 Knut Olav Åmås (Stiftung Fritt Ord, Moderation) Steven Beller (Washington DC, Historiker) Ilyas Khan (Stanhill Foundation) Eva…
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VIDEO Wittgenstein and Norway

12 April 2016 Knut Olav Åmås (Stiftung Fritt Ord, Moderation) Marjorie Perloff (Stanford University) Alois Pichler (Wittgenstein Archiv, Universität Bergen)…
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MARJORIE PERLOFF: EDGE OF IRONY

Modernism in the Shadow of the Habsburg Empire 224 pages | 8 color plates, 26 halftones | 6 x 9…
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