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.

VIDEO Form, Experience, and Meaning: Wittgenstein and Loos as Architects

12 May 2017 Christopher Long (School of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin) Allan Janik (Universität Innsbruck, Forschungsinstut Brenner Archiv)…
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Wittgenstein in Norway’s Østerrike

Der Standard, 2. Juni 2017 Østerrike über dem Fjord: In einem Kaff in Norwegen schrieb der große Philosoph einige seiner…
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Wittgenstein in Norwegen: Welcher Weg führt zum Genie?

Wer auf Wittgensteins Spuren wandert, kann nicht nur Logik lernen: In der Welt des Philosophen lag Österreich an einem Fjord.…
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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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