"People nowadays think that scientists exist to instruct them, poets, musicians, etc. to give them pleasure. The idea that these have something to teach them - that does not occur to them."
Ludwig Wittgenstein, Culture and Value
Though Wittgenstein is widely regarded as the greatest and most influential philosopher of the twentieth century, there is an aspect of his thinking that has been largely ignored by much of the work that has been written about him and inspired by him, even though he himself thought it centrally important to everything he did. That is his opposition to scientism, the view that all real knowledge is scientific knowledge, all real understanding scientific understanding. Continue reading →
BOOK PRESENTATION Dr. Knut Olav Åmås (Fritt Ord Foundation Oslo) Dr. Hans Biesenbach (Author, Münster im Oberhessen) Prof. Dr. Allan Janik (Brenner Archive Innsbruck) Tsonka Kazakova (St. Kliment Ohridski University Press, Sofia) Prof. Dr. Alois Pichler (Wittgenstein Archives, University of Bergen) Doz. Dr. Todor Polimenov (St. Kliment Ohridski University Sofia)
Prof. Dr. Allan Janik
Emeritus Professor of Cultural History and Philosophy at the universities of Vienna and Innsbruck and the Royal Instituten of Technology in Stockholm. He specializes in the cultural history of modern Austria and in philosophy. Together with Stephen Toulmin, he wrote Wittgenstein’s Vienna (1973).
Dr. Steven Beller
Washington DC, University of Cambridge. Author of Rethinking Vienna 1900 and Vienna and the Jews 1867-1938: A Cultural History.
Prof. Ray Monk
British philosopher and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southampton, where he has taught since 1992. He won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and the 1991 Duff Cooper Prize for Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius. Monk is also author of Bertrand Russell: The Spirit of Solitude & The Ghost of Madness. His interests lie in the philosophy of mathematics, the history of analytic philosophy, and philosophical aspects of biographical writing. His biography of Robert Oppenheimer was published in 2012.
Hans Wittgenstein (world premiere of Piano Variations 1886)
Stipendiaten der Yehudi Menuhin Stiftung „Live Music Now“ Donka Angatschewa, Klavier Rusanda Panfili, Violine Teodora Miteva, Violoncello
Date: Thursday, 13 November 2014 Start: 19:00 Ending appr.: 20:30 Location: BKI Haus Wittgenstein, Parkgasse 18, 1030 Vienna
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