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.


Marjorie Perloff is recipient of highest Austrian honours

On 10 June 2021, at the Leopold Museum in Vienna, Prof.  Marjorie Perloff was awarded the highest Austrian…
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The Tractatus Odyssey virtual exhibition at the Austrian Cultural Forum in London

26 April - 31 May 2021 To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the publication of Ludwig Wittgenstein's Tractatus…
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Sonderbriefmarke zu Ludwig Wittgensteins 70. Todestag

Commemorative Stamp on the 70th Anniversary of Ludwig Wittgenstein's Death Ludwig Wittgenstein starb am 29. April 1951 in…
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Wittgenstein in Swansea

Ludwig Wittgenstein and Philosophy at Swansea by Alan Sandry Ludwig Wittgenstein’s association with Swansea University came about through his relationship…
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Infrastructure funds allocated to the Wittgenstein Archive at University of Bergen

The Wittgenstein Archive (WAB) has been awarded 1,670,000 NOK (about 167,000 EUR) for quality assurance and updating of…
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Marianne Heske: Icebreaker

Marianne Heske: ICEBREAKER Outdoor sound installation https://kunstnerneshus.no/utstillinger/marianne-heske-icebreaker "The piece is inspired from my childhood and native fjord, and…
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Ludwig Wittgenstein: Dictating Philosophy

Ludwig Wittgenstein: Dictating Philosophy To Francis Skinner – The Wittgenstein-Skinner Manuscripts Editors: Gibson, Arthur, O'Mahony, Niamh Ann (Eds.) Is a…
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VIDEO Misreading Wittgenstein: Kenneth Goldsmith’s I Declare a Permanent State of Happiness

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Thursday, 17 December 2020, 18:30 GMT (19:30 CET) ARTISTS' RESPONSE TO WITTGENSTEIN Part 2 MISREADING WITTGENSTEIN: Kenneth Goldsmith's I…
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VIDEO: Wittgenstein’s Word Book – Wörterbuch für Volksschulen in English

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Discussion 11 December 2020: WORD BOOK Wittgenstein’s Wörterbuch für Volksschulen in English

Friday, 11 December 2020, 17:30 GMT (18:30 CET) ARTISTS' RESPONSE TO WITTGENSTEIN Part 1 WORD BOOK Wittgenstein's Wörterbuch für…
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Tractatus Odyssey virtual exhibition in Tehran

1 December 2020 Austrian Cultural Forum in Tehran Wittgenstein_Ausstellung_Seiten
teheran Wittgenstein Symposium Poster and Program
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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