Conference | Wittgenstein and the Vienna Circle – After 100 Years

Date: June 10–12, 2021
Venue:  online
Vienna Circle Society together with Institute Vienna Circle
Supported by:
ERSTE Stiftung,
Sekyra Foundation

Media Partner: Wiener Zeitung

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Poster of the Conference


Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Tractatus logico philosophicus (TLP) inspired the renowned Vienna Circle around Moritz Schlick after WW I as was the case with the literary avant-garde of the “Vienna Group” (Wiener Gruppe) after WW II, followed by the famous Austrian writer Ingeborg Bachmann. In architecture the family resemblance with Adolf Loos and Paul Engelmann is well known and obvious. The lifework of Wittgenstein beginning with his path-breaking Tractatus amounts to a sort of world cultural heritage, which ini- tiated at the same time the digital logic in the epoch of our computer age.The oeuvre of Wittgenstein belongs to the cultural heritage like Robert Musil’s “Man without Qualities”, Karl Kraus’ “The Last Days of Mankind”, or Kurt Gödel’s incompleteness proof in formal logic and human thinking up to artificial intelligence.
The principal aim of this con-ference is to focus on the ori-gin and content of the TLP in context, and to critically deal with the influence and diverse reception of the TLP within the Vienna Circle, besides Moritz Schlick and Friedrich Waismann, but also to draw on mutual impacts. Additional important philosophers for Wittgenstein like Frege, Frank P. Ramsey and Bertrand Russell are taken into regard, too. All these topics will be addressed with reference to Viennese modernity and in the context of general intellectual and cultural history.

Richard Creath  (Tempe, USA)
Juliet Floyd (Boston, USA)
James Klagge (Blacksburg USA)
Massimo Ferrari (Torino, IT) 
Nicole Immler (Utrecht, NL)   
Marjorie Perloff (Stanford, UK)
Alois Pichler (Bergen, NO)
Cheryl Misak (Toronto, CA)
Michael Potter (Cambridge, UK)
John Preston (Reading, UK)
Thomas Ricketts (Pittsburgh, US)
Roman Sandgruber (Linz, AUT) 
Joachim Schulte (Zürich, CH)
Hans Sluga (Berkeley, US)
Thomas Uebel (Manchester, UK)



Online Conference
Dieses Projekt wird von der ERSTE Stiftung unterstützt
Dieses Projekt wird von der Sekyra Foundation unterstützt
Media Partner: Wiener Zeitung
Poster of the Conference