5. Arthur Pap Vorlesung 2022 & Buchpräsentation | 5th Arthur Pap-Lecture & Book Presentation, November 10, 2022 | James C. Klagge (Virginia Tech, Blacksburg)

Is Wittgenstein still an Analytic Philosopher?

James C. Klagge (Virginia Tech, Blacksburg)

Is Wittgenstein still an Analytic Philosopher?

James C. Klagge

Zusammen mit Vienna Circle Society/Together with Vienna Circle Society

Date: November 10th, 2022
Time: 17:00 - 19:00
Venue: Attention Room has changed to Erika Weinzierl Saal (Marietta Blau Saal), Main Building University of Vienna, Universitätsring 1


After the lecture and discussion book presentation by the lecturer and editor:

Wittgenstein and the Vienna Circle – 100 Years after the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. Ed. by Friedrich Stadler. Springer 2022. (= Vienna Circle Institute Yearbook 28).

https://link.springer.com/book/9783031077883 and https://www.springer.com/series/6669



If Socrates were asked the question that is the title of this talk, he would first want to know the definition of “analytic philosophy.”  Hanjo Glock has done an excellent job trying to offer a family-resemblance account, in terms of the method and content of Wittgenstein’s work and its origins.  I will look at some further factors—Wittgenstein’s aims and his impact.  When we include these considerations, we are led to wonder whether Wittgenstein is still an analytic philosopher.

James C. Klagge is Professor of Philosophy at Virginia Tech, in Blacksburg, Virginia.  He earned an undergraduate degree in Philosophy from the College of William and Mary, and a PhD from UCLA.  After teaching two years at the University of California at San Diego he moved to his current position at Virginia Tech, where he has taught since 1985.  Klagge is author of four books: Wittgenstein in Exile (MIT Press, 2011), Simply Wittgenstein (Simply Charly, 2016), Wittgenstein’s Artillery: Philosophy as Poetry (MIT Press, 2021), and Tractatus in Context: The Essential Background for Appreciating Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-philosophicus (Routledge, 2022).  He has edited a collection of essays: Wittgenstein: Biography and Philosophy (Cambridge University Press, 2001), and with Alfred Nordmann he has co-edited two collections of Wittgenstein material: Philosophical Occasions: 1912-1951 (Hackett, 1993), and Public and Private Occasions (Rowman and Littlefield, 2003).  In December Rowman and Littlefield will publish an affordable updated edition of Wittgenstein’s Movements of Thought Diary from the 1930s.  Klagge’s current project is editing Wasfi Hijab’s memoir of Wittgenstein, to be titled Wittgenstein’s Last Student.

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Erika-Weinzierl-Saal, Universtität Wien, Universitätsring 1

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