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.


Cooperation with The Ludwig Wittgenstein Project

The Wittgenstein Initiative is happy to announce its cooperation with The Ludwig…
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16.8.2022 BBC Wales Radio documentary: Wittgenstein, From Austria to Abertawe

A radio documentary by BBC Wales was made in Swansea during the…
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Swansea 16 June 2022: The Tractatus Odyssey & Wittgenstein in Swansea Conference LIVE STREAM

Ludwig Wittgenstein: An Austrian in Swansea The exhibition "The Tractatus Odyssey", complemented…
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LIVE STREAM on 12-13 May 2022, Rome: Conference The Tractatus Odyssey

LIVE STREAM: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH4-Aw6VI8JM7xQ7Nq4r-7w Questions will be allowed via E-Mail to office@wittgenstein-initiative.com Download PDF…
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Exhibition The Tractatus Odyssey in Tunisia

On 11 March 2022, the Austrian Embassy in Tunis, in cooperation with…
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Wittgenstein’s PRIVATE NOTEBOOKS 1914-1916, translated and edited by Marjorie Perloff

Wittgenstein’s major writings have generally been published in bilingual editions that have…
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Die Wittgenstein Initiative trauert um Vizekanzler a.D. Dr. Erhard Busek

Die Wittgenstein Initiative trauert um Vizekanzler a.D. Dr. Erhard Busek, einen großen…
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Sondermarke Ludwig Wittgenstein Österreichische Post 2022

Ludwig Wittgenstein 1889 – 1951: Ein Philosoph von Weltrang Er gilt als…
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Allan Janik’s latest book: The Enigma of Otto Weininger

Otto Weininger (1880-1903) is the most controversial figure to emerge from fin de…
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Season’s Greetings!

Christmas card from Ludwig Wittgenstein to Ben…
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On the Correspondence Ludwig Wittgenstein – Ben Richards

"I'm thinking of you constantly with love" 24 November 2021 by Dr.…
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Video: Welche Kreativität braucht Europa jetzt?

Bulgarisches Kulturinstitut HAUS WITTGENSTEIN Podiumsdiskussion Dr. Erhard Busek, ehemaliger Vizekanzler, Ehrenpräsident des…
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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