Obituary of Jaakko Hintikka 1929 – 2015

Obituary by Sami Pihlström

Jaakko Hintikka (January 12, 1929 – August 12, 2015)

Jaakko Hintikka, one of the most distinguished philosophers in the world, died in Porvoo on August 12, 2015, at the age of 86.

Hintikka studied philosophy at the University of Helsinki in the late 1940s and early 1950s, completing his doctoral degree in 1953 with the thesis, Distributive Normal Forms in the Calculus of Predicates. He was a Junior Fellow at Harvard University in 1956-1959. In 1959, he was appointed to the Chair of Practical Philosophy at the University of Helsinki. In addition to the University of Helsinki, he worked as a professor at Stanford University, the Academy of Finland, Florida State University, and finally (since 1990) at Boston University, retiring in 2014.

Even though he was primarily settled in the United States for several decades, he never lost contact with his home country and home university; he continuously led research projects in Finland and trained an entire generation of philosophers, to the extent that a couple of decades ago almost all Finnish philosophy professors were his former students. Hintikka was by any imaginable criteria one of the most influential Finnish academics of all times.

Hintikka authored or co-authored more than thirty books and hundreds of scholarly articles. His main works include Knowledge and Belief (1962), Models for Modalities (1969), Logic, Language-Games and Information (1973), Time and Necessity (1973), The Intentions of Intentionality (1976), Investigating Wittgenstein (with Merrill B. Hintikka, 1986), The Principles of Mathematics Revisited (1996), Socratic Epistemology (2007), and a six-volume series of Selected Papers (1996-2004).

In 2006, Hintikka received the most prestigious recognition a philosopher can get, a volume of his own in the famous series, Library of Living Philosophers, thus joining thinkers like Bertrand Russell, Albert Einstein, John Dewey, Rudolf Carnap, Jean-Paul Sartre, Karl Popper, Willard Van Orman Quine, and his own teacher Georg Henrik von Wright. In 2005, he was awarded the Rolf Schock Prize in logic and philosophy “for his pioneering contributions to the logical analysis of modal concepts, in particular the concepts of knowledge and belief”, and in 2011, he received the Barwise Prize from the American Philosophical Association. Hintikka also received a number of honorary doctorates from several universities and was an honorary member of several academic societies. He was awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of the Lion of Finland in 2011.

Hintikka was one of the most important and original philosophers of the latter half of the twentieth century (and the beginning of the twenty-first); with his contributions to logic, philosophy of language, epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophy of mathematics, and related areas, he to a significant degree shaped the field itself, and quite literally created novel approaches and entire research orientations.

Jaakko Hintikka’s last academic affiliation was his Honorary Fellowship at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies. Upon returning to Finland in 2010, he arrived at the Helsinki Collegium first as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow; he was later appointed as a permanent Honorary Fellow in 2011. He also donated his massive scholarly library to the Helsinki University Library. Missing its Honorary Fellow, the Helsinki Collegium remains deeply grateful for having had the privilege of hosting the academic research conducted by Jaakko Hintikka during his final active years 2010-2015.

Sami Pihlström
(former Director of the Helsinki Collegium, 2009-2015; Professor of
Philosophy of Religion, University of Helsinki)

Obituary by Ilkka Niiniluoto

Dear Colleagues,

It is my sad duty to tell the news that the Finnish logician and philosopher Jaakko Hintikka died at the age of 86 after a brief illness on August 12, 2015. In the previous week, he participated actively as a speaker in the CLMPS and LC at the University of Helsinki, including the congress banquet on last Friday.

Jaakko Hintikka was born on 12 January 1929 in the Helsinki county (Vantaa) in Finland. He studied mathematics (with Rolf Nevanlinna) and philosophy (with Georg Henrik von Wright) at the University of Helsinki since 1947, and defended his doctoral dissertation on distributive normal forms in 1953. After his Ph.D. studies he worked as junior fellow at Harvard University in 1956-59, and became in 1957 (independently of Stig Kanger) the founder of possible world semantics. In 1962 he published his groundbreaking work Knowledge and Belief on epistemic logic. In 1959 Hintikka was appointed, at the age of 30, professor of Practical Philosophy at the University of Helsinki. In 1964 he became also professor of philosophy at Stanford University which - with Patrick Suppes and Dagfinn Föllesdal - was one of the leading centers of philosophy of science and philosophical logic. Hintikka’s new interests included inductive logic and semantic information. He shared his time between Stanford and Helsinki until the end of the 1970s. In 1965 Hintikka started his work with D. Reidel’s Publishing Company (later Kluwer Academic Publishers) in Holland as the editor-in-chief of the journal Synthese and the book series Synthese Library. This activity, which has continued until 2002, made Hintikka the most influential editor of philosophical works in the English speaking world.

In 1970 Hintikka was appointed to a Research Professorship in the Academy of Finland which allowed him to establish a research group of younger Finnish scholars working mainly in logic, philosophy of science, philosophy of language, and history of philosophy. As a teacher and supervisor, Hintikka has been highly influential though the richness of his new ideas and research initiatives. Many of the former students of Hintikka have been appointed to chairs in philosophy (Risto Hilpinen, Raimo Tuomela, Juhani Pietarinen, Ilkka Niiniluoto, Simo Knuuttila, Veikko Rantala, Juha Manninen, Lauri Carlson, Esa Saarinen, Matti Sintonen, Gabriel Sandu).

In 1978 Jaakko Hintikka divorced his first wife Soili and married an American philosopher Merrill Bristow Provence (1939-87). In 1978 Jaakko and Merrill were appointed at the Florida State University in Tallahassee. After Merrill Hintikka’s death in 1987 Hintikka married a Finnish philosopher Ghita Holmström. In 1990 Hintikka became professor of philosophy at Boston University and moved to Marlborough, MA. He retired from Boston in 2014 and moved back to Finland.

Besides his activities in research, teaching, and publication, Hintikka served in many important positions in international organizations, among others vice president of Association for Symbolic Logic in 1968-71, vice president of the Division of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science (DLMPS/IUHPS) in 1971-75 and president in 1975, president of the Charles S. Peirce Society in 1997, and the chairman of the organizing committee of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy in 1998. As a proof of the appreciation of Hintikka’s work, a volume dedicated to him in the Library of Living Philosophers was published in 2006.

Hintikka’s publications cover an exceptionally wide range of topics. During his career in more than 60 years he has published about 40 books or monographs, edited 20 books, and authored more than 300 scholarly articles in international journals or collections. His main works deal with mathematical logic (proof theory, infinitary logics, IF-logic), intensional logic and propositional attitudes, philosophy of logic and mathematics, philosophy of language (game-theoretical semantics, quantifiers, anaphora), philosophy of science (interrogative model of inquiry), epistemology, and history of philosophy (Aristotle, Descartes, Kant, Peirce, Frege, Wittgenstein).

CLMPS 2015, Chair of the Local Organizing Committee
University of Helsinki

Obituary by Friedrich Stadler (Professor for the History of Science and the Phlosophy of Science, chairman of the Institute Vienna Circle, University oif Vienna and president of the ALWS)

The Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society is mourning over the passing away of Professor Jaakko Hintikka in Porvoo (Finland). He was a long term member, speaker, advisor, and temporal Vice-Präsident of the ALWS. His impressive lifework and his extraordinary contributions to the Wittgenstein research will remain as an intellectual testimony of. His death is an unreplaceable loss for the scientific, especially the Wittgenstein community. Our condolences go to his wife and his family.

On behalf oft he Executive Committee
Friedrich Stadler

Obituary of Em. o.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Rudolf Haller 1929 – 2014

Obituary by Friedrich Stadler (Professor for the History of Science and the Phlosophy of Science, chairman of the Institute Vienna Circle, University oif Vienna and member of the executive committee of the ALWS)

Prof. Rudolf Haller (1929-2014)

Am 14.2.2014 verstarb in seiner Heimatstadt Graz der renommierte der österreichische Philosoph em.Univ.Prof. Rudolf Haller nach langer schwerer Krankheit im 85. Lebensjahr.

Haller wurde 1929 in St. Gallen geboren, studierte Philosophie, Soziologie, Geschichte und Kunstgeschichte in Graz und ging nach Abschluss seines Studiums als Postdoc nach Oxford. Im Jahre 1961 habilitierte er sich für Philosophie an der Universität Graz und lehrte danach auch in München und Hannover. Im Jahre 1967 wurde er zum Ordinarius für Philosophische Grundlagenforschung berufen, wo er bis zu seiner Emeritierung 1997 in Lehre und Forschung mit den Schwerpunkten analytische Philosophie, österreichische Philosophie, speziell über Bolzano, Brentano, Mach, Meinong, Wiener Kreis, Wittgenstein und Popper wirkte. Daneben hat er 1983 mit Hilfe des Wissenschaftsministeriums (durch Norbert Rozsenich) die außeruniversitäre „Dokumentations- und Forschungsstelle für österreichische Philosophie“ aufgebaut und bis zu seiner Pensionierung geleitet, das zum wichtigsten Zentrum für die Erforschung der Philosophie in Österreich wurde. Zusammen mit Adolf Hübner, Elisabeth und Werner Leinfellner, Paul Weingartner zählte er seit der Gründung 1976 zu den Pionieren der „Österreichischen Ludwig Wittgenstein Gesellschaft“, die bis heute jährlich die Internationalen Wittgenstein Kongresse in Kirchberg/Wechsel ausrichtet. Damit, und mit seinen zahlreichen Einladungen renommierter ausländischer PhilosophInnen nach Graz, hat er zur frühen Internationalisierung und Öffnung der Philosophie beigetragen, die lange Zeit nach dem Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs ein provinzielles Schattendasein fristete. In diesem Sinne hat er auch zusammen mit dem Verfasser wesentlich bei der Gründung und wissenschaftlichen Profilierung sowie als langjähriger Vorsitzender des wissenschaftlichen Beirates des Instituts Wiener Kreis mitgewirkt, das sich inzwischen zu einem international angesehenen Institut an der Fakultät für Philosophie der Universität Wien entwickelt hat. Wichtige Impulse gehen bis heute zudem von der von ihm 1975 gegründeten Zeitschrift „Grazer Philosophische Studien. Internationale Zeitschrift für analytische Philosophie“ aus, sowie von der von ihm lange herausgegebenen Buchreihe „Studien zur österreichischen Philosophie“. Dort erschienen auch seine „Studien zur österreichischen Philosophie“ als Band 1 und als Band 10 seine „Fragen zu Wittgenstein und Aufsätze zur österreichischen Philosophie“ (1986). 1993 veröffentlichte er sein Buch „Neopositivismus“ und zuletzt engagierte er sich im Grazer Moderne-Projekt, z.B. mit der Herausgabe des Sammelbandes „Nach Kakanien. Annäherung an die Moderne“ (1996).

Ein besonderer Beitrag war die Mitarbeit an der Gesamtausgabe von Alexius Meinong, die Herausgabe der gesammelten Schriften Otto Neuraths und der Veröffentlichungen der Österreichischen Ludwig Wittgenstein Gesellschaft. Seine Verdienste um die philosophische Forschung und Wissenschaftsphilosophie werden überdauern, speziell seine Arbeiten zu Wittgenstein, zum Wiener Kreis und zur Entwicklung einer typisch österreichischen Philosophie seit dem 19. Jhdt. (mit der Merkmalen von Sprachkritik, symbolischer Logik, und empiristischer Ausrichtung) im Gegensatz zur deutschen Philosophie dialektischer oder transzendentaler Natur („Neurath-Haller-These“). Zwei Festschriften, zahlreiche Gastprofessuren und Auszeichnung sind Zeichen dieser großen internationalen Karriere eines herausragenden Philosophen und Menschen, der durch seine einzigartige Fachkenntnis, Offenheit, Kreativität und Menschlichkeit einen unersetzbareren Vertreter der intellektuellen Öffentlichkeit und Wissenschaft in und außerhalb Österreichs darstellte. Er wird diesem Lande und der Scientific Community fehlen. Rudolf Haller hinterlässt seine Frau Ingeborg und seinen Sohn Gregor.


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Reports of the 4th Ludwig Wittgenstein Summerschool

Volker Munz asked participants of the 4th Ludwig Wittgenstein Summschool, both lecturers and students, to give their impression on the summerschool. Here are the reports they have written:

David Stern

Dear Volker,
I understand that you would like a written report on my impressions of the 4th Wittgenstein Summer School.  Let me start by saying that I thought it was not only extremely successful, but also a very pleasant and intellectually stimulating event for all concerned.  The thirty or so participants were clearly very committed to the project of giving a close reading of the Blue Book.  After Hans Sluga provided a brief overview of some of the main philological, historical, and philosophical issues raised by the text during our first hour, the group spent fifteen hours, spread over four consecutive days, working our way through the first half of the Blue Book.  I strongly believe that this kind of close reading, in which a diverse group shares their different approaches to the text, measuring the strengths and weaknesses of those approaches page by page, and day by day, is the best way of coming to grips with Wittgenstein’s writing.  Reading the text by oneself, or drawing on the guidance offered by a traditional lecture course, cannot offer the perspective provided by a collaborative discussion.  Such a setting provides an opportunity to appreciate the wide range of issues raised by the text, and the way in which Wittgenstein develops and interweaves his discussion of those topics in the course of a such a carefully constructed and composed text.
Beyond the scheduled sessions, the discussion continued over lunch and late into the evening; the level of immersion and commitment displayed by the participants was quite extraordinary.  Over half of them had taken part in a previous summer school, and the prior institutional history, together with the lively interest in this unusual opportunity to take part in a close reading of a key Wittgenstein text, was a crucial factor in the success of the School.  I also note that the vast majority will be staying on for the Symposium, and many will be presenting papers on Wittgenstein-related topics.  I have been working on the Blue Book for over thirty years, and have frequently used it as a text in my teaching; nevertheless, I learned a great deal about the Blue Book over the last few days, and am very grateful for the opportunity to take part in the summer school.

David Stern

Hans Sluga

Lieber Volker,

Die Wittgenstein Summer School 2012 war für mich ein ganz außergewöhnliches Ereignis. Die Gelegenheit, einen wichtigen Wittgenstein Text mit einer Gruppe von hochtalentierten internationalen Studenten gründlich durchzusprechen kommt nicht oft. Unsere Gespräche waren, wie Du weißt, intensiv und dauerten oft informell bis in die späte Nacht. Nicht nur die Studenten sondern auch ich und, wie ich glaube, David Stern haben dabei ungeheuer viel gelernt. Ich selbst habe mich über die Jahre hin oft und eindringlich mit Wittgensteins Blauem Buch befasst—aber nie mit so reicher Ausbeute an neuen Gedanken und Einsichten. Es war auch ein Vergnügen, eine neue Generation von Wittgensteinspezialisten kennenzulernen. Ich bin mir gewiss, dass die Beziehungen, die zwischen den Teilnehmern der Summer School geknüpft worden sind, noch lange halten werden.

Für mich selbst war die Summer School die größte Bereicherung des Symposiums, die ich mir vorstellen kann. Schon heute hat sich aus weiteren Gesprächen mit den Studenten ergeben, dass die jetzt stattfindenden Vorträge für sie durch die Summer School eine ganz neue Dimension und Bedeutung erhalten haben.

Ich darf Dir und der gesamten Leitung des diesjährigen Symposiums daher für die Organisation der Summer School danken. Für die kommenden Jahre kann ich sagen: Nur weiter so!


Sebastian Greve

Die Summer School war wie schon zuvor sehr schön, tatsächlich fand ich sie so gut wie noch nie; das mag an meiner Vorliebe für das Blue Book liegen. Ich fasse gern meine positiven Erfahrungen kurz auf Englisch zusammen.
‘The summer school has been most rewarding to me. The unique opportunity to discuss Wittgenstein’s philosophy 24 hours a day (literally) is of indispensable value to every student with a serious interest. The discussions in the seminar as well as the conversations during the rest of the days have been immensely helpful, and I am looking forward to next year already!’

Vielen Dank für die schöne Zeit,
und herzliche Grüße,

Sebastian Greve.

Florian Gstöhl

Es war meine zweite Summer School an der ich teilgenommen habe. Das herausragenste an dieser Sommer School ist das Zusammentreffen von Wittgensteininteressierten von überall von der Welt die sich in dieser Woche explizit mit Wittgenstein auseinandersetzen. Es ist einfach großartig eine Gruppe vorzufinden, die von verschiedenen Denkrichtungen beeinflusst sich mit Wittgenstein auseinander setzt. In dieser Form ist die Summer School einzigartig und ich hoffe
es wird noch viele mehr geben.

Ganz liebe Grüße

Florian Gstöhl

Maja Jaakson

Hi Volker,
Sure thing.  The ALWS summer school is now something I look forward to attending every year; it provides an excellent opportunity to take up a close study of Wittgenstein’s work with top scholars.  Although the atmosphere is relaxed and congenial, the sessions themselves are intense and invigorating.  I’ve also had the pleasure of meeting many clever, insightful and truly lovely people at the summer school and symposium.



Joseph Zanella

Here are my notes on the 2012 summer school. Hope they are of some use.
From a recent conversation at the University of Copenhagen: —How long were you there [in Kirchberg]? —Five days. —What did you do? —We read the Blue Book. —All of it? —No, we skipped some. —How far did you get? —Page thirty-three.
The above covers the question “What happened?” fairly well. That is pretty much what happened at the summer school this year. The question this fairly typical conversation often raises in its wake is “Why would one want to pay to spend five days with thirty-odd people very slowly reading one’s way through a minor book by Wittgenstein?”
If I am honest I have to say: I don’t know. I don’t have an answer to that question. That is, not one that makes sense in the climate and age in which we live, one that would count as a reason. Then again on other occasions I might turn that around and say, that precisely because it does not makes sense to do so in this climate and age I’m doing it anyway in order to, perhaps, balance the score a bit. But that doesn’t seem right either.
So why do it? Maybe to answer that question I have to talk about what didn’t happen. What didn’t happen is: 1) we did not find out who Wittgenstein is; 2) we did not find out exactly what his philosophical theory is; 3) we did not find out what the Blue Book is ultimately or essentially about; 4) we did not find out what the book’s main argument is; 5) we did not find out whether the book had a main argument; 6) we did not find out whether the book had even one argument… I could go on. It must seem horrifying.
“What the hell were you doing for five days!” —Reading the Blue Book beginning from page one and getting as far as page thirty-three. And it is one of the best things I’ve ever taken part in. And perhaps this is what’s important here. The doing of it.
Rhees says that Wittgenstein, while getting the PI ready for publication, often said: “Whatever I do I mustn’t hurry.” Wittgenstein also said that he would wish that his work at least would get someone to think thoughts of their own. His writing, to me, is always best when read aloud. I think he says something somewhere to the same effect. It is well known that his lectures contained large stretches of silence. The sort of penny-drop silence that a remark in any one of his books might strike a reader with. Being made to stop and forced think. Or forced to get thinking going again.
So what did I get out of the summer school? Maybe this: that I was made to slowly work my way through thirty-three pages of the Blue Book and it got me thinking. And that is enough, really. It is not something one is often made to do.

Best wishes,

Joseph Zanella

35th IWS: Tentative Schedule

Day 1 AM 1

Room A
  4. Power – Ethics – Politics
Chair Martin G. Weiss
1 Agnes Heller
Truth in Politics

Day 1 PM 1

Room A B C D E
  1. Wittgenstein 1. Wittgenstein 4. Power – Ethics – Politics 6. History – Concepts – Theories 3. Justice – Society – Economy
1 Jaakko Hintikka
The Rule-Following Problem and Wittgenstein's Development
Tomáš Došek
Wittgensteins Anthropologie: Eine Polemik mit Wittgensteins-Lektüre bei Jean-François Lyotard
Helmut Hofbauer
Application of Harry Frankfurt’s concept of free will to the problem of smoking
Lidia Mazhul & Vladimir Petrov
Foundations of normative ethics: Deductive construing (Systemic-informational approach)
Corinna Mieth
Global Economic Injustice, Individual Duties and Social Responsibility
2 Jakub Mácha
On the Idea of Analysis in the Late Wittgenstein
Ralf Funke
The Origin of Consciousness and the Breakdown of Private Language
Dorota Probucka
How Should We Understand the Concept of Forgiveness in Politics?
Vladimir Petrov
Contemporary normative ethics: Cornerstones for large-scale spatial and temporal models (Systemic-informational approach)
Sebastian Kletzl
Richard Rorty and the "Specter of Relativism"

Day 1 PM 2

Room A B C D E
  1. Wittgenstein 1. Wittgenstein 4. Power – Ethics – Politics 6. History – Concepts – Theories 3. Justice – Society – Economy
1 Matthias Flatscher
Das Problem der (Heim-/Fremd-)Welt bei Husserl und Wittgenstein
Rubén Aguilar
Der Ausdruck 'logisches Gewicht' im Tractatus
Damir Mladic & Tomislav Ogrinsak
Nye's concept of smart power and normativity
Barbara Schmitz
Die menschliche Lebensform – Anwendungen eines Konzepts für Fragen der Ethik und Politischen Philosophie
Micha? Makowski
All truths are not to be told. An epistemological reflection on the concept of legal truth.
2 Ferdinand Fellmann
Welt der Abgründe. Lebensformen als moralische Rechtfertigung
Luciano Bazzocchi
The unforeseen slips of editors and scholars about the representation of the visual field in Tractatus 5.6331
Aleksandra Derra
Why has the queen of bees been the king for so long? Gender problem in science
Johannes Leopold Mayer
Annelore Mayer „Wenn Ethik und Ästhetik eins sind.“ - Eine Studie zu Tradition und Aufgabenstellung eines keineswegs nur wittgenstein’schen Gedankens
Anna Laktionova
The role and status of institutions
3 Matthias Kroß
Deep Thoughts. Spengler's Influence on Wittgenstein Reconsidered
Peter Keicher
Bemerkungen zu Wittgensteins „Prototractatus“
Michal Sladecek
Radical Democracy and Agreement in Practices
Ulrich Lobis
Authentizität: Ein Vergleich zwischen der Stoa und Ludwig Wittgenstein
Cristina Garcia
Absolute evil and justice
4 Josef G. F. Rothhaupt
Wittgensteins philosophisches Œuvre im Spiegel experimenteller Literatur
Yasushi Nomura
Realism without Logical Objects: Tractarian Philosophy of Logic(al Form)
Roland Zarzycki
Between the private morality and the common day ethics
Marek Pyka
Does Thomas Nagel Develop a 'Hybrid' Ethical Theory?
Christian J. Feldbacher
Intergenerationelle Gerechtigkeit und das Nicht-Identitäts-Problem

Day 2 AM 1

Room A
  6. History – Concepts – Theories
Chair Hajo Greif
1 Julian Nida-Rümelin
Moral Dilemma and Practical Reason

Day 2 AM 2

Room A
  4. Power – Ethics – Politics
Chair Josef Mitterer
1 Peter Koller
Soziale Macht und moralischer Diskurs

Day 2 PM 1

Room A B C D E F
  2. Living – Healing – Dying 1. Wittgenstein 1. Wittgenstein 6. History – Concepts – Theories 4. Power – Ethics – Politics
Chair Martin G. Weiss Hajo Greif
1 Peter Dabrock
Von der funktionalen Differenzierung zur Re-Hybridisierung. Transformationen im (Selbst-) Verständnis der Lebenswissenschaften und ihre sozialen Implikationen
Ratikanta Panta
Wittgenstein on Art and Aesthetics
Majid Davoody
Wittgenstein's Prison; You can checkout any time you like, but you can never leave
Bernt Österman
How to make conceptual analysis relevant to one’s life. Georg Henrik von Wright on moral goodness.
Vladimir Lobovikov

2 Ulrich Körtner
Hand und Fuß. Begründungsprobleme einer Ethik des Leibes am Beispiel des Ersatzes menschlicher Gliedmaßen
Philip Wilson
Wittgenstein as Poet
Martin Ohmacht
The two distinct meanings of the term “Psychological impossibility” as used by Wittgenstein
Patricia Ene
Nondualismus in Sprache und Empirie
Sebastian Bodzak
Human without self: from ethics of soul to ethics of embodied mind

Day 2 PM 2

Room A B C D E F
  2. Living – Healing – Dying 1. Wittgenstein 1. Wittgenstein 6. History – Concepts – Theories 4. Power – Ethics – Politics
Chair Martin G. Weiss
1 Katharina Neges
Zur ethischen Problematik des indikationslosen Schwangerschaftsabbruchs
Rachel Even
Autophilosophy – The Wittgenstein Case
Susanne Huber
Logische Analyse und Sprachgebrauch im "Tractatus"
Karel Mom
The revival of metaphysics, and its remedy
Christoph Hubig
Modale Machtkonzepte: Vom Wirkungsmodell zum Relationenmodell - Konsequenzen für die enabling technologies und eine Ethik der Ermöglichung

2 Christoph Rehmann-Sutter
Das Sterben als Teil des Lebens und als Handlungsraum. Ethische Überlegungen
Fernando Scherer
Subjekt und Person bei Wittgenstein im Blue Book
Hossein Dabbagh
Wittgenstein, Audi and “Duck-Rabbit”
Matthias Kiesselbach
On what we have meant by »gold« all along. A pragmatist reconstruction of semantic externalism
Tobias Matzner
The interdependence of normalcy and exclusion – some political thoughts inspired by On Certainty

3 Barbara Prainsack
Solidarity as a Practice: Reflections from the Field of Bioethics
Lumberto Mendoza
Wittgenstein and Social Courage
Thomas Hainscho
Philosophie als Sprachkritik im Sinne Mauthners. Eine Bemerkung zu TLP 4.0031.
Nathan Hauthaler
Naïve Action Theory and Its Ontology
Marie-Luisa Frick
Multikulturalität und Recht: Diskurse um Rechtspluralismus und Cultural Defense als Anfragen an die Rechtfertigbarkeit universal verbindlicher Normen

4 Angela Kallhoff
Environemntal Citizenship: New Challenges for Political Philosophy and Political Ethics
Iurii Kozik
Religious man Ludwig Wittgenstein
Isabel Gamero
Wittgenstein and the nonsense of existential queries
Luke McNulty
Speaking of Pain and the Preconditions of Language
Laurenz Hudetz
Wann ist ein Normensystem ethisch adäquat?

Day 3 AM 1

Room A
  1. Wittgenstein
Chair Martin G. Weiss
1 Gianni Vattimo
Wittgenstein and Historicity

Day 3 AM 2

Room A
  3. Justice – Society – Economy
Chair Josef Mitterer
1 Martti Koskenniemi
Histories of International Law: Dealing with Eurocentrism

Day 3 PM 1

Room A B C D E
  4. Power – Ethics – Politics 1. Wittgenstein 1. Wittgenstein 2. Living – Healing – Dying 5. Humanity – Nature – Technology
Chair Martin G. Weiss Ulrich Arnswald Katharina Neges
1 Massimo La Torre
The Dignity of Consitution: Constitutionalism, Democracy and Judicial Review
Meghan Helsel
Wondering at the Existence of the World: Ethical Vision in Wittgenstein’s Philosophy
Ulrich Richtmeyer
Ziele des Zeigens - Von der Fliegenglasmetapher zum Lösungsbild
Janyne Sattler
Wittgenstein and Epictetus on healing the soul: What Philosophy can (not) do for you
Nicklas Lundblad
Outline of a grammar of privacy
2 Hauke Brunkhorst
Constitutionalism as Evolutionary Universal and as Political Mindset
Ilse Somavilla
Wittgensteins ethischer Anspruch
Guillaume Decauwert
The saying-showing distinction in the Tractatus: A brief attempt at a formal elucidation
Paul Weingartner & Silvia Haring
On the Conceptual Clarification of Human Environment, Action Space and Quality of Life
Rafael Capurro
Information und moralisches Handeln im Kontext der digitalen Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologien

Day 3 PM 2

Room A B C D E
  4. Power – Ethics – Politics 1. Wittgenstein 1. Wittgenstein 2. Living – Healing – Dying 6. History – Concepts – Theories
Chair Ulrich Arnswald
1 Christine Chwaszcza
The Interventionist Account of Human Rights. A Criticism and Alternative Proposal
Christian Wenzel
Ethics and Relativism in Wittgenstein
Reza Hosseini
In Defense of the Ordinary: A Wittgensteinian Approach Toward the Theories of Great Meaning
Juvenal Ndayambaje
The use of spare embryos for medical research: a phenomenological approach
Jens Kertscher
Wissen, was man tut
2 Anton Leist
Gerechtigkeit aus Kooperation
Radek Schuster
What can be meaningfully said about the “Nelböck case”? Wittgenstein’s and Waismann’s analyses of ethics in practice
Niklas Toivakainen
Philosophy and everyday language
Christoph Schmidt-Petri
Der Mutmassliche Wille im Deutschen Transplantationsgesetz
Tobias Gutmann
Radikale Interpretation: ein Argument gegen den moralischen Relativismus
3 Bernward Gesang
Rechte und Autonomie im Utilitarismus
Edmund Dain
Ethical Eliminativism and the Sense of Wittgenstein's Tractatus
Jan Müller
Warum „Lebens-Form“?
Tobias Hainz
Aging as a disease
Sandra Markewitz
"Fakten, Fakten und nochmals Fakten, aber keine Ethik". Überlegungen zu Ethik und Normativität mit Wittgenstein und Christine Korsgaard
Maja Jaakson
Ethics as Shown: Against Kelly’s Reading of the Tractatus
Kristijan Krkac & Damir Mladic
“Rendezvous with fear”

Maija Aalto-Heinilä
The idea of a contract

Day 4 AM 1

Room A
  6. History – Concepts – Theories
1 Chantal Mouffe
The Ethics and Politics of Democracy: an Agonistic Approch

Day 4 AM 2

Room A
  1. Wittgenstein
Chair Hajo Greif
1 Alice Crary
Ethics in Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Mind

Day 4 PM 1

Room A B C D E
  5. Humanity – Nature – Technology 1. Wittgenstein 1. Wittgenstein 1. Wittgenstein
Chair Hajo Greif
1 Sabine Thürmel
Ein Konzept mehrdimensionaler gradueller Handlungsfähigkeit menschlicher und nichtmenschlicher Akteure als Beitrag zur Technikethik
Alfred Schmidt
Wittgenstein’s Nachlass catalogue – some suggestions
Hossein Dabbagh & Soroush Dabbagh
The Concept ‘Silence’ in the Tractatus
Christoph M. Paret
Grundlos oder haltlos? Wittgenstein über abergläubische Praktiken

2 Alfred Nordmann
A World of Facts, a World of Things
Jonathan Smith
Documenting macroprocess: a note on cataloguing Wittgenstein’s nachlass.
Giovanni Mion
Tractatus 5.1362
Joachim Adler
Wittgenstein und die Sprachpolizei

Day 4 PM 2

Room A B C D E
  5. Humanity – Nature – Technology 1. Wittgenstein 1. Wittgenstein 1. Wittgenstein
Chair Hajo Greif Luke McNulty
1 Ewa Bi?czyk
Thinking about the Role of Laboratories Today. Anti-essentialism, Macro-ethics and Participatory Turn
Maximilian Hadersbeck & Alois Pichler
New (re)search possibilities for Wittgenstein's Nachlass
Alexandra Dias Fortes
Doing justice to what there is: a wittgensteinian motto?
Susan Edwards-McKie
Some remarks arising from Hacking’s ‘Leibniz and Descartes: Proof and Eternal Truths’: A reconstruction of Wittgensteinian agency

2 Teodor Negru
Rule-Following and Forms of Life: Wittgenstein critique of AI Theory
Ulrich Lobis & Joseph Wang
Keyword Centrality Analysis with Wittgenstein's Conversation on Freud
Ondrej Beran
Life as a soap opera: concerning the "middle" Wittgenstein’s concept of time
Henrique Jales Ribeiro
What about Argumentation in Wittgenstein's Philosophy? On Stephen Toulmin's Connections

3 Thomas Wallgren
Sustainable Development and the Cultural Contradictions of High Modernity: Beyond Brundtland and Limits to Growth
Alois Pichler
Elements of an e-platform for Wittgenstein research
Sarah Anna Szeltner
Notes On Wittgenstein's Notion Of Grammar And Moyal-Sharrok's Third Wittgenstein
Montgomery Link
Mathematical Proof and Intuition

4 Harald Stelzer
Climate Engineering and the Imposition of Risks of Rights Violations
Christian Erbacher
„The History of Editing Wittgenstein’s Nachlass“ – Die erste Runde der Nachlassedierung als interdisziplinäres Forschungsprojekt und Geschichte eines philosophischen Erbes
Stefan Giesewetter
“Meaning Is Use” and Wittgenstein’s Method of Describing the Actual Use of Words
Ingolf Max
Philosophie als Harmonielehre

Day 5 AM 1

Room A
  6. History – Concepts – Theories
Chair Martin G. Weiss
1 Dieter Birnbacher
A performative analysis of human dignity

Day 5 AM 2

Room A
  1. Wittgenstein
1 Rom Harré
Are there moral hinges?

Day 5 PM 1

Room A B C D E
  6. History – Concepts – Theories 1. Wittgenstein 3. Justice – Society – Economy 7. Knowledge – Truth – Science
Chair Martin G. Weiss
1 Dejan Makovec
Waismann; not Vagueness! Reconsidering the Philosophy of Friedrich Waismann
Stephanie Koerner
Wittgenstein, Geertz and Challenges Facing the 2005 FARO Convention on “The Value of Cultural Heritage for Society”
Ulrich Arnswald
Der Begriff „Neoliberalismus“ als trojanisches Pferd – Paradoxie und Pointe einer Begriffsverwirrung in der ökonomischen Theorie
August Fenk
Free will, the mind-brain problem, and testability

2 Sophie Loidolt
Alterity and/or Plurality? Two Pre-normative Paradigms for Ethics and Politics in Levinas and Arendt
Enakshi Mitra
Wittgenstein and the Doctrine of Ni?k?ma Karma
Stefano Papa
P. Ramsey on Taxation,: An algorithmic point of view on formal arguments
Gunnar Schumann
The normativity of the truth predicate

Day 5 PM 2

Room A B C D E
  6. History – Concepts – Theories 1. Wittgenstein 3. Justice – Society – Economy 7. Knowledge – Truth – Science
1 Annelore Mayer
Ist Glück ein ethischer Begriff?
Ken Shigeta
On Semantic Skepticism: Wittgenstein’s Paradox of Rule Following and Kripke’s Semantic Paradox
Joaquín Jareño-Alarcón
A Politics for Paradise: Utopian Questions for Everyday Matters
Sonja Rinofner-Kreidl
Playing Havoc with our Moral Intuitions: Thomson's Violoinist, the Abortion-Case, and the Gap between Theory and Practice in Applied Ethics

2 Joel Backström
Moral difficulties and repression
Sebastian Greve
Rule-following is Not a Practice: Wittgenstein’s Method of Grammatical Enquiry and the Blue Book’s ‘last interpretation’
Anne-Marie S. Christensen
Moral Philosophy and the Critique of Ethical Theory
Kyriakos Kotsoglou
Proof beyond a context-relevant Doubt. Old Wine in a new Bottle? Examining what shifts when changing the Standard of Proof


Day 5 PM 3

Room A
  4. Power – Ethics – Politics
Chair Peter Kampits
1 Peter Kampits
Roundtable "Human Dignity – Human Rights"

Day 6 AM 1

Room A B C D
  6. History – Concepts – Theories 3. Justice – Society – Economy 7. Knowledge – Truth – Science
1 Lukas Meyer
Hannes Nykänen
Philosophy and the Uncovering of Conscience
The Knowledge Economy and Africa's Development
Alberto Urquidez
Hume and Religiously Significant Miracles
2 Aloisia Moser
Early Wittgenstein, Pragmatist
Jaroslav Ruzicka
Can science undermine morality?
rossella pisconti
Seeing rape as rape
peter p kirschenmann

Day 6 AM 2

Room A
  1. Wittgenstein
1 Hans Sluga
Hayek's Error. Wittgenstein and the Critique of Libertarianism

Book Panel at the 33rd International Wittgenstien Symposium

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  • Agosta, Lou: Empathy in the Context of Philosophy (Renewing Philosophy). Palgrave Macmillan (ISBN: 9780230241831), 2010.
  • Ahmed, Arif (Editor): Wittgenstein's 'Philosophical Investigations': A Critical Guide (Cambridge Critical Guides). Cambridge University Press (ISBN: 9780521886130), 2010.
  • Alexander, Amir: Duel at Dawn (New Histories of Science, Technology, and Medicine). Harvard University Press (ISBN: 9780674046610), 2010.
  • Allhoff, Fritz: What is Nanotechnology and Why Does it Matter?: From Science to Ethics. Wiley-Blackwell (ISBN: 9781405175449), 2010.
  • Alofsin, A: When Buildings Speak: Architecture as Language in the Habsburg Empire and Its Aftermath, 1867-1933. Chicago University Press (ISBN: 9780226015071), 2008.
  • Apfelbaum, Erica: Memory: Histories, Theories, Debates. Fordham University Press (ISBN: 9780823232604), 2010.
  • Arthur, Paige: Unfinished Projects. Verso (ISBN: 9781844673995), 2010.
  • Ascott, Roy: Telematic Embrace: Visionary Theories of Art, Technology, and Consciousness. University of California Press (ISBN: 9780520222946), 2007.
  • Baggini, Julian: The Philosopher's Toolkit: A Compendium of Philosophical Concepts and Methods (Wiley Desktop Editions). Wiley-Blackwell (ISBN: 9781405190183), 2010.
  • Bailer-Jones, Daniela: Scientific Models in Philosophy of Science. University of Pittsburgh Press (ISBN: 9780822943761), 2009.
  • Baker, G. P.: Wittgenstein: Analytical Commentary on the Philosophical Investigations, Essays and Exegesis 185-242 v. 2: Rules, Grammar and Necessity (An Analytical Commentary on the Philosophical Investigations). WileyBlackwell (ISBN: 9781405184083), 2009.
  • Baker, G. P.: Wittgenstein: Exegesis 1-184 Pt. 2: Understanding and Meaning (Analytical Commentary on the Philosophical Investigations). Wiley-Blackwell (ISBN: 9781405199254), 2009.
  • Baker, G. P.: Wittgenstein: Essays v. 1, Pt. 1: Understanding and Meaning. Wiley-Blackwell (ISBN: 9781405199247), 2009.
  • Bara, B: Cognitive Pragmatics. MIT Press (ISBN: 9780262014113), 2010.
  • Barthes, Roland: The Neutral: Lecture Course at the College De France (1977-1978) (European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism). Columbia University Press (ISBN: 9780231134057), 2007.
  • Bauman, Zygmunt: Living on Borrowed Time: Conversations with Citlali Rovirosa-Madrazo. Polity Press (ISBN: 9780745647395), 2009.
  • Beilharz, Peter: Socialism and Modernity (Contradictions). University of Minnesota Press (ISBN: 9780816660865), 2009.
  • Berto, Francesco: There's Something About Godel!: The Complete Guide to the Incompleteness Theorem. Wiley-Blackwell (ISBN: 9781405197670), 2009.
  • Betz, Gregor: Theorie dialektischer Strukturen. Klostermann Vittorio Gmbh (ISBN: 9783465036296), 2010.
  • Bird, Graham (Editor): A Companion to Kant (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy). Wiley-Blackwell (ISBN: 9781405197595), 2009.
  • Blackledge, Adrian: Multilingualism: A Critical Perspective (Advances in Sociolinguistics). Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. (ISBN: 9780826492098), 2009.
  • Brassier, Ray: Nihil Unbound: Naturalism and Anti-Phenomenological Realism. Palgrave Macmillan Limited (ISBN: 9780230522046), 2007.
  • Brassier, Ray: Nihil Unbound: Enlightenment and Extinction. Palgrave Macmillan (ISBN: 9780230522053), 2010.
  • Brinkmann, Klaus E.: Idealism Without Limits: Hegel and the Problem of Objectivity (Philosophical Studies in Contemporary Culture). Springer (ISBN: 9789048136216), 2010.
  • Britschgi, Arndt: Anything Goes - No Paradox Follows: A Free-Will Investigation into Newcomb's Paradox. Philosophia (ISBN: 9783884050941),  .
  • Bromand, Joachim: Grenzen des Wissens. Mentis Verlag Gmbh (ISBN: 9783897856691), 2009.
  • Bruya, B: Effortless Attention (Bradford Books). MIT Press (ISBN: 9780262513951), 2010.
  • Bufacchi, Vittorio: Violence and Social Justice. Palgrave Macmillan (ISBN: 9780230552968), 2009.
  • Byrne, A: Disjunctivism: Contemporary Readings (MIT Readers in Contemporary Philosophy). MIT Press (ISBN: 9780262524902), 2009.
  • Campbell, J: Knowledge and Skepticism (Topics in Contemporary Philosophy). MIT Press (ISBN: 9780262513968), 2010.
  • Campbell, Tom D.: Justice (Issues in Political Theory). Palgrave Macmillan (ISBN: 9780230221680), 2010.
  • Campen, Cretien van: Hidden Sense (Leonardo Books). MIT Press (ISBN: 9780262514071), 2010.
  • Cavell, Stanley: Little Did I Know: Excerpts from Memory (Cultural Memory in the Present). Stanford University Press (ISBN: 9780804770149), 2010.
  • Celan, P: Correspondence (German List). Chicago University Press (ISBN: 9781906497446), 2010.
  • Cerezo, M: Exploring Internal Tensions in Wittgenstein's 'Tractatus': An Analysis of the Conditions for the Possibility of Language (CSLI Lecture Notes). Chicago University Press (ISBN: 9781575864389), 2006.
  • Chappell, Timothy (Editor): The Problem of Moral Demandingness: New Philosophical Essays. Palgrave Macmillan (ISBN: 9780230219403), 2009.
  • Chemero, A: Radical Embodied Cognitive Science (Bradford Books). MIT Press (ISBN: 9780262013222), 2009.
  • Cioffi, Frank: Wittgenstein on Freud and Frazer. Cambridge University Press (ISBN: 9780521626248), 1998.
  • Coates, John: The Claims of Common Sense: Moore, Wittgenstein, Keynes and the Social Sciences. Cambridge University Press (ISBN: 9780521039581), 2007.
  • Cohen, Alix: Kant and the Human Sciences: Biology, Anthropology and History. Palgrave Macmillan (ISBN: 9780230224322), 2009.
  • Cohen, J: Color Ontology and Color Science (Life & Mind: Philosophical Issues in Biology & Psychology). MIT Press (ISBN: 9780262513753), 2010.
  • Cooper, Laurence D.: Eros in Plato, Rousseau, and Nietzsche: The Politics of Infinity. Pennsylvania State University Press (ISBN: 9780271033310), 2010.
  • Corkhill, Alan: Glück paradox: Moderne Literatur und Medienkultur - theoretisch gelesen. Transcript Verlag (ISBN: 9783837613681), 2010.
  • Correia, Fabrice: Existential Dependence and Cognate Notions. Philosophia (ISBN: 9783884050880),  .
  • Crary, Alice, Read, Rupert(editors): The New Wittgenstein. Routledge (ISBN: 9780415173193), 2000.
  • Crawford, Matthew: The Case for Working with Your Hands: or Why Office Work is Bad for Us and Fixing Things Feels Good. Viking (ISBN: 9780670918744), 2010.
  • Currie, Gregory: Narratives and Narrators: A Philosophy of Stories. OUP Oxford (ISBN: 9780199282609), 2010.
  • D'Agostino, Fred: Naturalizing Epistemology: Thomas Kuhn and the 'Essential Tension'. Palgrave Macmillan (ISBN: 9780230240995), 2009.
  • David E. Cooper (Editor), Peter S. Fosl (Editor): Philosophy: The Classic Readings. Wiley-Blackwell (ISBN: 9781405145862), 2009.
  • Davis, Colin: Critical Excess: Overreading in Derrida, Deleuze, Levinas, Zizek and Cavell. Stanford University Press (ISBN: 9780804763073), 2010.
  • De Bruin, Boudewijn: Explaining Games: The Epistemic Programme in Game Theory. Springer-Verlag Gmbh (ISBN: 9781402099052), 2010.
  • De Waal, Edmund: The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance. Chatto & Windus (ISBN: 9780701184179), 2010.
  • Dennett, DC: Sweet Dreams: Philosophical Obstacles to a Science of Consciousness (Jean Nicod Lectures). MIT Press (ISBN: 9780262541916), 2006.
  • Derrida, J: The Beast and the Sovereign: v. 1 (Seminars of Jaques Derrida). Chicago University Press (ISBN: 9780226144283), 2009.
  • Dicken, Paul: Constructive Empiricism: Epistemology and the Philosophy of Science. Palgrave Macmillan (ISBN: 9780230247536), 2010.
  • Djerassi, C: Four Jews on Parnassus - A Conversation: Benjamin, Adorno, Scholem, Schonberg. Columbia University Press (ISBN: 9780231146548), 2008.
  • Doering, E. Jane: Simone Weil and the Specter of Self-perpetuating Force. University of Notre Dame Press (ISBN: 9780268026042), 2010.
  • Dullstein, Monika: Verursachung und kausale Relevanz: Eine Analyse singulärer Kausalaussagen. Mentis Verlag Gmbh (ISBN: 9783897852228), 2010.
  • Dummett, M: The Nature and Future of Philosophy (Columbia Themes in Philosophy). Columbia University Press (ISBN: 9780231150538), 2010.
  • Eldridge, R: Leading a Human Life: Wittgenstein, Intentionality and Romanticism. Chicago University Press (ISBN: 9780226203133), 1997.
  • Elkins, J: What Happened to Art Criticism? (Prickly Paradigm). Chicago University Press (ISBN: 9780972819633), 2004.
  • Elster, Jon: Reason and Rationality. Princeton University Press (ISBN: 9780691139005), 2009.
  • Engström, Timothy H.: Rethinking Theories and Practices of Imaging. Palgrave Macmillan (ISBN: 9780230580657), 2009.
  • Evans, Jonathan: If: Supposition, Pragmatics, and Dual Processes. Oxford University Press (ISBN: 9780198525134), 2004.
  • Faulkner, Joanne: Dead Letters to Nietzsche, or the Necromantic Art of Reading Philosophy (Series in Continental Thought). Ohio University Press (ISBN: 9780821419137), 2010.
  • Feldman, Fred: Pleasure and the Good Life Concerning the. Oxford University Press (ISBN: 9780199297603), 2006.
  • Felt, James W.: Adventures in Unfashionable Philosophy. University of Notre Dame Press (ISBN: 9780268029029), 2009.
  • Fischer, Ernst: The Necessity of Art. Verso (ISBN: 9781844675937), 2010.
  • Fogelin, Robert J.: Taking Wittgenstein at His Word: A Textual Study (Princeton Monographs in Philosophy). Princeton University Press (ISBN: 9780691142531), 2009.
  • Foucault, Michel: The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences (Routledge Classics). Taylor & Francis Group (ISBN: 9780415267373), 2001.
  • Frisby, John P.: Seeing: The Computational Approach to Biological Vision. MIT Press (ISBN: 9780262514279), 2010.
  • Fruchtl, Josef: The Impertinent Self: A Heroic History of Modernity (Cultural Memory in the Present). Stanford University Press (ISBN: 9780804757362), 2009.
  • Garry L. Hagberg (Editor), Walter Jost (Editor): A Companion to the Philosophy of Literature (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy). Wiley-Blackwell (ISBN: 9781405141703), 2010.
  • Geertz, Clifford: Life among the Anthros and Other Essays. Princeton University Press (ISBN: 9780691143583), 2010.
  • Gibbons, Joan: Contemporary Art and Memory: Images of Recollection and Remembrance. I B Tauris & Co Ltd (ISBN: 9781845116194), 2007.
  • Glanville, Ranulph, Müller, Karl H.(editors): Gordon Pask, Philosopher Mechanic An Introduction to the Cybernetician's Cybernetician. Edition Echoraum (ISBN: 9783901941153), 2007.
  • Goldstick, Dan: Reason, Truth, and Reality. University of Toronto Press (ISBN: 9780802095947), 2009.
  • Gombrich, EH: Art and Illusion: A Study in the Psychology of Pictorial Representation (Bollingen Series XXXV). Princeton University Press (ISBN: 9780691070001), 2001.
  • Goodman, Russell B.: Wittgenstein and William James. Cambridge University Press (ISBN: 9780521038874), 2007.
  • Goodstein, David: On Fact and Fraud: Cautionary Tales from the Front Lines of Science. Princeton University Press (ISBN: 9780691139661), 2010.
  • Grayling, A. C.: Wittgenstein: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press (ISBN: 9780192854117), 2001.
  • Gregory, Marshall W.: Shaped by Stories: The Ethical Power of Narratives. University of Notre Dame Press (ISBN: 9780268029746), 2009.
  • Grondin, Jean: The Philosophy of Gadamer (Continental European Philosophy). Acumen Publishing Ltd (ISBN: 9781902683652), 2003.
  • Grosjean, F: Bilingual: Life and Reality. Harvard University Press (ISBN: 9780674048874), 2010.
  • Gross, N: Richard Rorty: The Making of an American Philosopher. Chicago University Press (ISBN: 9780226309903), 2008.
  • Grosz, E: Chaos, Territory, Art Deleuze and the Framing of the Earth: Deleuze and the Framing of the Earth (The Wellek Library Lectures): Deleuze and the Framing of the Earth (The Wellek Library Lectures). Columbia University Press (ISBN: 9780231145183), 2008.
  • Guido Imaguire, Bernard Linsky (Ed): On Denoting 1905 - 2005. Philosophia (ISBN: 9783884050910),  .
  • Günter Abel, Matthias Kross, Michael Nedo (Hrsg): Ludwig Wittgenstein: Ingenieur - Philosoph - Künstler. Parerga Verlag GmbH (ISBN: 9783937262376),  .
  • Habermas, Jurgen: An Awareness of What is Missing: Faith and Reason in a Post-secular Age. Polity Press (ISBN: 9780745647210), 2010.
  • Hacker, P. M. S.: Human Nature: The Categorial Framework. Wiley-Blackwell (ISBN: 9781444332483), 2010.
  • Hacker, P.M.S.: Wittgenstein: Connections and Controversies. Clarendon Press (ISBN: 9780199271139), 2004.
  • Hagberg, Garry: Describing Ourselves: Wittgenstein and Autobiographical Consciousness. Oxford University Press (ISBN: 9780199234226), 2008.
  • Hagege, Claude: On the Death and Life of Languages (Odile Jacob Book). Yale University Press (ISBN: 9780300137330), 2009.
  • Hans-Johann Glock (Editor), John Hyman (Editor): Wittgenstein and Analytic Philosophy: Essays for P. M. S. Hacker: Essays for P.M.S. Hacker. OUP Oxford (ISBN: 9780199213238), 2009.
  • Hare, Caspar: On Myself and Other, Less Important Subjects. Princeton University Press (ISBN: 9780691135311), 2009.
  • Harp, Jerry: Constant Motion: Ongian Hermeneutics and the Shifting Ground of Early Modern Understanding (The Hampton Press Communication). Hampton Press (ISBN: 9781572739185), 2009.
  • Heaton, John M.: The Talking Cure: Wittgenstein's Therapeutic Method for Psychotherapy. Palgrave Macmillan (ISBN: 9780230237612), 2010.
  • Heller-Roazen, Daniel: Inner Touch. Zone Books (ISBN: 9781890951771), 2009.
  • Henderson, Linda Dalrymple: Duchamp in Context: Science and Technology in the 'Large Glass' and Related Works. Princeton University Press (ISBN: 9780691123868), 2005.
  • Herchet, Robert: Symbole, Systeme, Welten: Studien zur Philosophie Nelson Goodmans. Synchron (ISBN: 9783935025386), 2005.
  • Hermann, Arnold: Plato's 'Parmenides': A New Translation. Parmenides Publishing (ISBN: 9781930972209), 2007.
  • Hick, John: The New Frontier of Religion and Science: Religious Experience, Neuroscience and the Transcendent. Palgrave Macmillan (ISBN: 9780230252806), 2010.
  • Hick, John: Dialogues in the Philosophy of Religion. Palgrave Macmillan (ISBN: 9780230252837), 2010.
  • Hick, John: Between Faith and Doubt: Dialogues on Religion and Reason. Palgrave Macmillan (ISBN: 9780230251670), 2010.
  • Hintikka, Jaakko: Socratic Epistemology: Explorations of Knowledge-seeking by Questioning. Cambridge University Press (ISBN: 9780521616515), 2007.
  • Hispanus, Petrus: Logische Abhandlungen. Philosophia (ISBN: 9783884050057),  .
  • Hobbes, Thomas: Leviathan (Broadview Editions). Broadview Press Ltd (ISBN: 9781554810031), 2010.
  • Holley, David M.: Meaning and Mystery: What it Means to Believe in God. Wiley-Blackwell (ISBN: 9781405193443), 2010.
  • Houkes, Wybo: Technical Functions: On the Use and Design of Artefacts (Philosophy of Engineering and Technology). Springer (ISBN: 9789048138999), 2010.
  • Hoving, Kirsten: Joseph Cornell and Astronomy: A Case for the Stars. Princeton University Press (ISBN: 9780691134987), 2008.
  • Hullot-Kentor, Robert: Things Beyond Resemblance: Collected Essays on Theodor W. Adorno. Columbia University Press (ISBN: 9780231136587), 2006.
  • Hyman, J: The Objective Eye: Color, Form, and Reality in the Theory of Art. Chicago University Press (ISBN: 9780226365534), 2006.
  • Hymers, Michael: Wittgenstein and the Practice of Philosophy. Broadview Press Ltd (ISBN: 9781551118925), 2009.
  • Höffe, Otfried: Kant's Critique of Pure Reason: The Foundation of Modern Philosophy (Studies in German Idealism). Springer (ISBN: 9789048127214), 2010.
  • Ivey, W: Arts, Inc. How Greed and Neglect Have Destroyed Our Cultural Rights. University of California Press (ISBN: 9780520241121), 2008.
  • Jackson, Magdalena Balcerak: Intentional Horizons: The Mind from an Epistemic Point of View. Mentis Verlag Gmbh (ISBN: 9783897856646), 2009.
  • Jacob, MJ: Learning Mind: Experience into Art. University of California Press (ISBN: 9780520260764), 2009.
  • Jacquette, Dale: The Philosophy of Schopenhauer (Continental European Philosophy). Acumen Publishing Ltd (ISBN: 9781844650095), 2005.
  • James, Simon P.: The Presence of Nature: A Study in Phenomenology and Environmental Philosophy. Palgrave Macmillan (ISBN: 9780230222366), 2009.
  • Janik, Allan: Wittgenstein's Vienna. Ivan R. Dee Publisher (ISBN: 9781566631327), 1996.
  • Jennifer L. McMahon PhD (Editor), B. Steve Csaki (Editor): The Philosophy of the Western (Philosophy of Popular Culture). The University Press of Kentucky (ISBN: 9780813125916), 2010.
  • Johannessen, Harald: Interpreting Wittgenstein. University Bergen (ISBN: 9788291071237),  .
  • John Cottingham, Peter Hacker,: Mind, Method, and Morality: Essays in Honour of Anthony Kenny. OUP Oxford (ISBN: 9780199556120), 2010.
  • Johnson, Galen A.: The Retrieval of the Beautiful: Thinking Through Merleau-Ponty's Aesthetics (Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy). Northwestern University Press (ISBN: 9780810125667), 2010.
  • Johnston, Adrian: Badiou, Zizek, and Political Transformations: The Cadence of Change (Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy). Northwestern University Press (ISBN: 9780810125704), 2009.
  • Jonathan Dancy,: A Companion to Epistemology (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy). Wiley-Blackwell (ISBN: 9781405139007), 2010.
  • Jullien, F: The Great Image Has No Form, or on the Nonobject Through Painting. Chicago University Press (ISBN: 9780226415307), 2009.
  • Kazez, Jean: Animalkind: What We Owe to Animals (Blackwell Public Philosophy Series). Wiley-Blackwell (ISBN: 9781405199384), 2010.
  • Keller, David R. (Editor): Environmental Ethics: The Big Questions (Philosophy: The Big Questions). Wiley-Blackwell (ISBN: 9781405176385), 2010.
  • Kenny, Anthony: Philosophy in the Modern World: A New History of Western Philosophy, Volume 4. OUP Oxford (ISBN: 9780199546374), 2008.
  • Kenny, Anthony: From Empedocles to Wittgenstein: Historical Essays in Philosophy. OUP Oxford (ISBN: 9780199550821), 2008.
  • Kienzler, Wolfgang: Begriff und Gegenstand: Eine historische und systematische Studie zur Entwicklung von Gottlob Freges Denken. Klostermann Vittorio Gmbh (ISBN: 9783465036388), 2009.
  • Klagge, James C., Nordmann, Alfred: Ludwig Wittgenstein: Public and Private Occasions. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (ISBN: 9780742512702), 2003.
  • Kottman, Paul (Editor): Philosophers on Shakespeare. Stanford University Press (ISBN: 9780804759205), 2009.
  • Kraut, Robert: Artworld Metaphysics. OUP Oxford (ISBN: 9780199587421), 2010.
  • Krautler, Hadwig: Otto Neurath: Museum and Exhibition Work: Spaces (Designed) for Communication. Peter Lang Pub Inc (ISBN: 9783631559734), 2008.
  • Kross, Mathias (editor): Ein Netz von Normen: Ludwig Wittgenstein und die Mathematik. Parerga Verlag GmbH (ISBN: 9783937262369),  .
  • Kroß, Matthias u.a.: Wittgenstein und die Metapher. Parerga Verlag GmbH (ISBN: 9783937262147),  .
  • Kul-Want, C: Philosophers on Art from Kant to the Postmodernists: A Critical Reader. Columbia University Press (ISBN: 9780231140959), 2010.
  • Kulvicki, John V.: On Images: Their Structure and Content. OUP Oxford (ISBN: 9780199561674), 2009.
  • Kusch, Martin: Knowledge by Agreement: The Programme of Communitarian Epistemology. OUP Oxford (ISBN: 9780199251377), 2004.
  • Kuusela: Struggle against Dogmatism: Wittgenstein and the Concept of Philosophy. Harvard University Press (ISBN: 9780674027718), 2008.
  • Künne, Wolfgang: Abstrakte Gegenstände Semantik und Ontologie.   (ISBN: 9783465040323),  .
  • Künne, Wolfgang: Die Philosophische Logik Gottlob Freges: Ein Kommentar. Mit den Texten des Vorworts zu 'Grundgesetz der Arithmetik' und der 'Logischen Untersuchungen I-IV'. Klostermann Vittorio Gmbh (ISBN: 9783465040620), 2009.
  • Ladyman, James: Every Thing Must Go: Metaphysics Naturalized. OUP Oxford (ISBN: 9780199573097), 2009.
  • Landini, Gregory: Wittgenstein's Apprenticeship with Russell. Cambridge University Press (ISBN: 9780521122900), 2009.
  • Lendvai, Paul: Inside Austria: New Challenges, Old Demons. C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd (ISBN: 9781849040396), 2010.
  • Lewis, David: Materialismus und Bewusstsein. Vittorio Klostermann GmbH (ISBN: 9783465040316),  .
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein, Peter Hacker (ed.): Philosophical Investigations. WileyBlackwell (ISBN: 9781405159296), 2009.
  • Maier-Katkin, Daniel: Stranger from Abroad: Hannah Arendt, Martin Heidegger, Friendship and Forgiveness. W. W. Norton & Co. (ISBN: 9780393068337), 2010.
  • Manninen, Juha (Editor), Stadler, Friedrich (Editor): The Vienna Circle in the Nordic Countries.: Networks and Transformations of Logical Empiricism (Vienna Circle Institute Yearbook). Springer (ISBN: 9789048136827), 2009.
  • Mansfield, Nick: The God Who Deconstructs Himself: Sovereignty and Subjectivity Between Freud, Bataille, and Derrida (Perspectives in Continental Philosophy). Fordham University Press (ISBN: 9780823232420), 2010.
  • Margolis, J: The Cultural Space of the Arts and the Infelicities of Reductionism (Columbia Themes in Philosophy, Social Criticism, and the Arts). Columbia University Press (ISBN: 9780231147286), 2010.
  • Margolis, Joseph: Pragmatism's Advantage: American and European Philosophy at the End of the Twentieth Century. Stanford University Press (ISBN: 9780804770460), 2010.
  • Marion, Mathieu: Wittgenstein, Finitism, and the Foundations of Mathematics. Oxford University Press (ISBN: 9780199550470), 2008.
  • Markewitz, Sandra: Das Schweigen: Tautologizität in Kafkas Tagebüchern. Fink (Wilhelm) (ISBN: 9783770542871), 2006.
  • Markewitz, Sandra: Ein letzter Impressionist: Eduard von Keyserling und die Farben. Aisthesis (ISBN: 9783895287893), 2010.
  • Marr, D: Vision. MIT Press (ISBN: 9780262514620), 2010.
  • Mathewes, Charles: Understanding Religious Ethics. Wiley-Blackwell (ISBN: 9781405133524), 2010.
  • Mayer-Schonberger, Viktor: Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age. Princeton University Press (ISBN: 9780691138619), 2009.
  • McGinn, Marie: Elucidating the Tractatus: Wittgenstein's Early Philosophy of Logic and Language. OUP Oxford (ISBN: 9780199568246), 2009.
  • McManus, Denis: The Enchantment of Words: Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. OUP Oxford (ISBN: 9780199585526), 2010.
  • McQueen, Paddy: Key Concepts in Philosophy (Palgrave Key Concepts). Palgrave Macmillan (ISBN: 9780230231580), 2010.
  • Meijers, Anthonie: Explaining Beliefs: Lynne Rudder Baker and Her Critics. C S L I Publications/Center for the Study of Language & Information (ISBN: 9781575863504), 2002.
  • Meixner, Uwe: Modalität Möglichkeit, Notwendigkeit, Essanzialismus. Klostermann Vittorio Gmbh (ISBN: 9783465040507), 2008.
  • Metzger, W: Laws of Seeing. MIT Press (ISBN: 9780262513364), 2009.
  • Molderings, H: Duchamp and the Aesthetics of Chance: Art as Experiment (Columbia Themes in Philosophy, Social Criticism, and the Arts). Columbia University Press (ISBN: 9780231147620), 2010.
  • Monk, R: How to Read Wittgenstein. W. W. Norton & Co. (ISBN: 9780393328202), 2005.
  • Morris, Katherine (Editor): Sartre on the Body (Philosophers in Depth). Palgrave Macmillan (ISBN: 9780230219670), 2009.
  • Morris, R: Can the Subaltern Speak?: Reflections on the History of an Idea. Columbia University Press (ISBN: 9780231143851), 2010.
  • Morton, Bradley: Seeking God in Science: An Atheist Defends Intelligent Design. Broadview Press Ltd ,Canada (ISBN: 9781551118635), 2009.
  • Mulhall, Stephen: Wittgenstein's Private Language: Grammar, Nonsense, and Imagination in Philosophical Investigations, §§ 243-315: Grammar, Nonsense, and Imagination in Philosophical Investigations, 243-315. OUP Oxford (ISBN: 9780199556748), 2008.
  • Murray, Malcolm: The Atheist's Primer. Broadview Press Ltd (ISBN: 9781551119625), 2009.
  • Mühlhölzer, Felix: Braucht die Mathematik eine Grundlegung?: Ein Kommentar des Teils III von Wittgensteins Bermerkungen über die Grundlagen der Mathematik. Klostermann Vittorio Gmbh (ISBN: 9783465036678), 2010.
  • Müller, Thomas ( editor): Philosophie der Zeit, Neue analytische Ansätze.   (ISBN: 9783465040453),  .
  • Nancy, Jean-Luc: The Fall of Sleep. Fordham University Press (ISBN: 9780823231188), 2009.
  • Nelson, RS: Critical Terms for Art History. Chicago University Press (ISBN: 9780226571683), 2003.
  • Neurath, Marie: Transformer: Principles of Making Isotype Charts. Hyphen Press (ISBN: 9780907259404), 2008.
  • O'Connor, Peg: Morality and Our Complicated Form of Life: Feminist Wittgensteinian Metaethics. Pennsylvania State University Press (ISBN: 9780271033792), 2008.
  • O'Hara, Daniel T.: The Art of Reading as a Way of Life: On Nietzsche's Truth. Northwestern University Press (ISBN: 9780810126220), 2009.
  • Otavio Bueno (Editor), Oystein Linnebo (Editor): New Waves in Philosophy of Mathematics. Palgrave Macmillan (ISBN: 9780230219434), 2009.
  • Oxaal, Ivar: On the Trail to Wittgenstein's Hut: The Historical Background of the Tractatus Logico-philosphicus. Transaction Publishers (ISBN: 9781412814249), 2010.
  • P.D. Magnus (Editor), Jacob Busch (Editor): New Waves in Philosophy of Science. Palgrave Macmillan (ISBN: 9780230222649), 2009.
  • Parsons, Nicholas T.: Vienna: A Cultural and Literary History (Cities of the imagination). Signal Books (ISBN: 9781904955450), 2008.
  • Patton, Paul: Deleuzian Concepts: Philosophy, Colonization, Politics (Cultural Memory in the Present). Stanford University Press (ISBN: 9780804768788), 2010.
  • Paul Richard Blum, Brian McNeil (Translator): Philosophers of the Renaissance. The Catholic University of America Press (ISBN: 9780813217260), 2010.
  • Paul, Denis: Wittgenstein's Progress. University Bergen (ISBN: 9788291071220),  .
  • Pears, David: Paradox and Platitude in Wittgenstein's Philosophy. OUP Oxford (ISBN: 9780199550500), 2008.
  • Perloff, M: Wittgenstein's Ladder: Poetic Language and the Strangeness of the Ordinary. Chicago University Press (ISBN: 9780226660608), 1999.
  • Pettit, Philip: Made with Words: Hobbes on Language, Mind, and Politics. Princeton University Press (ISBN: 9780691143255), 2009.
  • Phillips, Adam: On Balance. Hamish Hamilton (ISBN: 9780241143889), 2010.
  • Pigden, Charles (Editor): Hume on Motivation and Virtue (Philosophers in Depth). Palgrave Macmillan (ISBN: 9780230205277), 2009.
  • Pippin, RB: Nietzsche, Psychology, and First Philosophy. Chicago University Press (ISBN: 9780226669755), 2010.
  • Pluth, Ed: Badiou: A Philosophy of the New (Key Contemporary Thinkers). Polity Press (ISBN: 9780745642789), 2010.
  • Pogge, Thomas W.: Politics as Usual: What Lies Behind the Pro-Poor Rhetoric. Polity Press (ISBN: 9780745638935), 2010.
  • Poggi, Christine: Inventing Futurism: The Art and Politics of Artificial Optimism. Princeton University Press (ISBN: 9780691133706), 2008.
  • Potter, Michael: Wittgenstein's Notes on Logic. OUP Oxford (ISBN: 9780199215836), 2009.
  • Raftopoulos, A: Cognition and Perception (Bradford Books). MIT Press (ISBN: 9780262013215), 2009.
  • Ramadan, Tariq: The Quest for Meaning: Developing a Philosophy of Pluralism. Allen Lane (ISBN: 9781846141522), 2010.
  • Rawls, J: Brief Inquiry into the Meaning of Sin and Faith: With 'On My Religion'. Harvard University Press (ISBN: 9780674047532), 2010.
  • Reck, Erich H. (editor): From Frege to Wittgenstein: Perspectives on Early Analytic Philosophy. OUP USA (ISBN: 9780195133264), 2002.
  • Rescher, Nicholas: Philosophical Inquiries: An Introduction to Problems of Philosophy. University of Pittsburgh Press (ISBN: 9780822960751), 2010.
  • Rescher, Nicholas: Infinite Regress: The Theory and History of Varieties of Change. Transaction Publishers (ISBN: 9781412810968), 2010.
  • Rheinberger, Hans-Jorg: On Historicizing Epistemology: An Essay (Cultural Memory in the Present). Stanford University Press (ISBN: 9780804762892), 2010.
  • Richter, Duncan: The A to Z of Wittgenstein's Philosophy (A to Z Guides (Scarecrow Press)). Scarecrow Press (ISBN: 9780810876064), 2010.
  • Rigney, D: The Matthew Effect: How Advantage Begets Further Advantage. Columbia University Press (ISBN: 9780231149488), 2010.
  • Roeser, Sabine (Editor): Reid on Ethics (Philosophers in Depth). Palgrave Macmillan (ISBN: 9780230219694), 2009.
  • Rosi Braidotti (Editor), Claire Colebrook (Editor), Patrick Hanafin (Editor): Deleuze and Law: Forensic Futures. Palgrave Macmillan (ISBN: 9780230210172), 2009.
  • Rothenberg, Molly Anne: The Excessive Subject: A New Theory of Social Change. Polity (ISBN: 9780745648248), 2009.
  • Roudinesco, E: Philosophy in Turbulent Times: Canguilhem, Sartre, Foucault, Althusser, Deleuze, Derrida. Columbia University Press (ISBN: 9780231143011), 2010.
  • Rudavsky, T. M.: Maimonides (Blackwell Great Minds). Wiley-Blackwell (ISBN: 9781405148986), 2010.
  • Rugel, Matthias: Handlung und Freiheit: Analysen zur Akteursverursachung. Philosophia (ISBN: 9783884050934),  .
  • Russell Blackford (Editor), Udo Schuklenk (Editor): 50 Voices of Disbelief: Why We Are Atheists. Wiley-Blackwell (ISBN: 9781405190466), 2009.
  • Saghafi, Kas: Apparitions - of Derrida's Other (Perspectives in Continental Philosophy). Fordham University Press (ISBN: 9780823231638), 2009.
  • Santas, Gerasimos: Understanding Plato's Republic. Wiley-Blackwell (ISBN: 9781405120180), 2010.
  • Savigny, Eike von: Wittgensteins "Philosophische Untersuchungen": Bd 1 & 2. Vittorio Klostermann GmbH (ISBN: 9783465035473),  .
  • Sawyer, Sarah (Editor): New Waves in Philosophy of Language. Palgrave Macmillan (ISBN: 9780230224377), 2009.
  • Schaeffer, Jean-Marie: Art of the Modern Age: Philosophy of Art from Kant to Heidegger (New French Thought Series). Princeton University Press (ISBN: 9780691144368), 2009.
  • Schantz, Richard: Der sinnliche Gehalt der Wahrnehmung (Introductiones). Philosophia (ISBN: 9783884050651), 1990.
  • Schinkel, Willem: Aspects of Violence: A Critical Theory (Cultural Criminology). Palgrave Macmillan (ISBN: 9780230577190), 2010.
  • Schlick, Moritz: Uber die Reflexion des Lichtes in einer inhomogenen Schicht / Raum und Zeit in der gegenwärtigen Physik: Abteilung I / Band 2. Springer-Verlag GmbH Auslieferung (ISBN: 9783211297858),  .
  • Schlick, Moritz: Lebensweisheit. Versuch einer Glückseligkeitslehre Fragen der Ethik: Abteilung I / Band 3. Springer-Verlag GmbH Auslieferung (ISBN: 9783211297896),  .
  • Schrag, Calvin O.: Doing Philosophy with Others: Conversations, Reminiscences, and Reflections (Philosophy/Communication). Purdue University Press (ISBN: 9781557535535), 2010.
  • Schuett, Robert: Political Realism, Freud, and Human Nature in International Relations: The Resurrection of the Realist Man (The Palgrave Macmillan History of International Thought). Palgrave Macmillan (ISBN: 9780230623545), 2010.
  • Schulte, Joachim: Erlebnis und Ausdruck: Wittgensteins Philosophie der Psychologie. Philosophia (ISBN: 9783884050613), 1987.
  • Schönbaumsfeld, Genia: A Confusion of the Spheres: Kierkegaard and Wittgenstein on Philosophy and Religion. OUP Oxford (ISBN: 9780199581962), 2010.
  • Scott, William C.: The Artistry of the Homeric Simile. Dartmouth College (ISBN: 9781584657972), 2009.
  • Scribner, F.Scott: Matters of Spirit: J. G. Fichte and the Technological Imagination (American and European Philosophy Series). Pennsylvania State University Press (ISBN: 9780271036212), 2010.
  • Sheehan, Thomas (Editor): Heidegger: The Man and the Thinker. Transaction Publishers (ISBN: 9781412810845), 2009.
  • Shields, PR: Logic and Sin in the Writings of Ludwig Wittgenstein. Chicago University Press (ISBN: 9780226753027), 1998.
  • Shomali, Alireza: Politics and the Criteria of Truth. Palgrave Macmillan (ISBN: 9780230237674), 2010.
  • Sjoerd van Tuinen (Editor), Niamh McDonnell (Editor): Deleuze and the Fold: A Critical Reader. Palgrave Macmillan (ISBN: 9780230552876), 2009.
  • Skyrms, Brian: Signals: Evolution, Learning, and Information. OUP Oxford (ISBN: 9780199582945), 2010.
  • Sokal, Alan: Beyond the Hoax: Science, Philosophy and Culture. Oxford University Press (ISBN: 9780199239207), 2008.
  • Speight, Allen: The Philosophy of Hegel (Continental European Philosophy). Acumen Publishing Ltd (ISBN: 9781844650699), 2008.
  • Sprintzen, David: Critique of Western Philosophy and Social Theory. Palgrave Macmillan (ISBN: 9780230621206), 2010.
  • Stadler, Friedrich (Editor): The Present Situation in the Philosophy of Science (The Philosophy of Science in a European Perspective). Springer (ISBN: 9789048191147), 2010.
  • Stafford, BM: Echo Objects: The Cognitive Work of Images. Chicago University Press (ISBN: 9780226770529), 2008.
  • Stecker, Robert: Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art: An Introduction (Elements of Philosophy). Rowman & Littlefield (ISBN: 9780742564114), 2010.
  • Steiner, U: Walter Benjamin: An Introduction to His Work and Thought. Chicago University Press (ISBN: 9780226772219), 2010.
  • Stephen Davies (Editor), Kathleen Marie Higgins (Editor), Robert Hopkins (Editor), Robert Stecker (Editor), David E. Cooper (Editor): A Companion to Aesthetics (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy). Wiley-Blackwell (ISBN: 9781405169226), 2009.
  • Stjernfelt, Frederik: Diagrammatology: An Investigation on the Borderlines of Phenomenology, Ontology, and Semiotics (Synthese Library). Springer (ISBN: 9781402056512), 2007.
  • Stokes, Patrick: Kierkegaard's Mirrors: Interest, Self, and Moral Vision. Palgrave Macmillan (ISBN: 9780230240001), 2009.
  • Strawson, G: Mental Reality, Second Edition (Representation and Mind Series). MIT Press (ISBN: 9780262513104), 2009.
  • Susana Nuccetelli (Editor), Ofelia Schutte (Editor), Ot?vio Bueno (Editor): A Companion to Latin American Philosophy (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy). Wiley-Blackwell (ISBN: 9781405179799), 2009.
  • Szpiro, George G.: Numbers Rule: The Vexing Mathematics of Democracy, from Plato to the Present. Princeton University Press (ISBN: 9780691139944), 2010.
  • Tanesini, Alessandra: Wittgenstein: A Feminist Interpretation. Polity Press (ISBN: 9780745620756), 2004.
  • Teehan, John: In the Name of God: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Ethics and Violence (Blackwell Public Philosophy Series). Wiley-Blackwell (ISBN: 9781405183819), 2010.
  • Teichmann, Roger: The Philosophy of Elizabeth Anscombe. OUP Oxford (ISBN: 9780199299331), 2008.
  • Thagard, Paul: The Brain and the Meaning of Life. Princeton University Press (ISBN: 9780691142722), 2010.
  • Travis, Charles: The Uses of Sense: Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Language. Clarendon Press (ISBN: 9780198249429), 1989.
  • Travis, Charles: Thought's Footing: A Theme in Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations: A Theme in Wittgenstein's "Philosophical Investigations". OUP Oxford (ISBN: 9780199562374), 2009.
  • Tubbs, Nigel: History of Western Philosophy. Palgrave Macmillan (ISBN: 9780230019393), 2009.
  • Tucker, Thomas Deane: Derridada: Duchamp as Readymade Deconstruction. Lexington Books (ISBN: 9780739116234), 2010.
  • Vardoulakis, Dimitris: The Doppelganger: Literature's Philosophy (Modern Language Initiative). Fordham University Press (ISBN: 9780823232994), 2010.
  • Vattimo, Gianni: Arts Claim to Truth (Columbia Themes in Philosophy, Social Criticism, and the Arts) (Columbia Themes in Philosophy, Social Criticism, and the Arts). Columbia University Press (ISBN: 9780231138505), 2008.
  • Vernon, Mark: The Meaning of Friendship. Palgrave Macmillan (ISBN: 9780230242883), 2010.
  • Vosgerau, Gottfried: Mental Representation and Self-Consciousness: From Basic Self-Representation to Self-Related Cognition. Mentis Verlag Gmbh (ISBN: 9783897856271), 2009.
  • Vossenkuhl, Wilhelm: Solipsismus und Sprachkritik: Beiträge zu Wittgenstein. Parerga Verlag Gmbh (ISBN: 9783937262451), 2009.
  • Wachtendorf, Thomas: Ethik als Mythologie Sprache und Ethik bei Ludwig Wittgenstein. parerga (ISBN: 9783937262772),  .
  • Walton, K L: Mimesis as Make Believe: On the Foundations of the Representational Arts. Harvard University Press (ISBN: 9780674576032), 1993.
  • Walton, Kendall: Marvelous Images: On Values and the Arts. OUP USA (ISBN: 9780195177954), 2008.
  • Waugh, Alexander: The House of Wittgenstein: A Family At War. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (ISBN: 9780747596738), 2009.
  • Waugh, Alexander: The House of Wittgenstein: A Family at War. Anchor Books (ISBN: 9780307278722), 2010.
  • Whiting, Daniel (Editor): The Later Wittgenstein on Language (Philosophers in Depth). Palgrave Macmillan (ISBN: 9780230219687), 2009.
  • Wiesing, Lambert: Artificial Presence: Philosophical Studies in Image Theory (Cultural Memory in the Present). Stanford University Press (ISBN: 9780804759410), 2010.
  • William Day (Editor), Victor J. Krebs (Editor): Seeing Wittgenstein Anew. Cambridge University Press (ISBN: 9780521547321), 2010.
  • Winfield, Richard Dien: Hegel and Mind: Rethinking Philosophical Psychology. Palgrave Macmillan (ISBN: 9780230241008), 2009.
  • Wittgenstein: Lectures on the Foundations of Mathematics 1939: Cambridge. Chicago University Press (ISBN: 9780226904269), 1989.
  • Wolff, Michael: Abhandlung über die Prinzipien der Logik: Mit einer Rekonstruktion der Aristotelischen Syllogistik. Klostermann Vittorio Gmbh (ISBN: 9783465036395), 2009.
  • Wright, Erik Olin: Envisioning Real Utopias. Verso (ISBN: 9781844676170), 2010.
  • Wüthrich: Genesis of Feynman Diagrams. Springer (ISBN: 9789048192274), 2010.
  • Zeki, Semir: Glanz und Elend des Gehirns: Neurobiologie im Spiegel von Kunst, Musik und Literatur. Reinhardt Ernst (ISBN: 9783497021192), 2010.
  • Zeki, Semir: Splendors and Miseries of the Brain: Love, Creativity and the Quest for Human Happiness. Wiley-Blackwell (ISBN: 9781405185578), 2008.
  • Handbook of Metaphysics and Ontology: Vol 1 & 2. Philosophia (ISBN: 9783884050804), 1991.
  • Parts and Moments: Studies in Logic and Formal Ontology. Philosophia (ISBN: 9783884050125), 1982.
  • The Educated Brain: Essays in Neuroeducation. Cambridge University Press (ISBN: 9780521876735), 2008.
  • Voegelin Recollected: Conversations on a Life (Eric Voegelin Institute Series in Political Philosophy): Conversations on a Life (Eric Voegelin Institute Series in Political Philosophy). University of Missouri Press (ISBN: 9780826217653), 2008.
  • Die Wiener Zeit: Aufsatze, Beitrage, Rezensionen 1926-1936. Springer-Verlag, Austria (ISBN: 9783211331149), 2007.
  • Worte waren ursprünglich Zauber: Von der Problemsprache zur Lösungssprache. Carl-Auer-Systeme (ISBN: 9783896706898), 2009.
  • Schlick, Moritz, Bd.1 : Allgemeine Erkenntnislehre. Springer, Wien (ISBN: 9783211327685), 2008.
  • Prosa oder Beweis?: Wittgensteins "berüchtigte" Bemerkungen zu Gödel. Texte und Dokumente. Parerga Verlag (ISBN: 9783937262802), 2008.
  • Themes from Nelson Goodman, From Logic to Art. ontos verlag (ISBN: 9783868380194), 2009.
  • Creativity and Its Discontents: The Response to Whitehead's Process and Reality (Process Thought). ontos verlag (ISBN: 9783868380187), 2009.
  • Screens: Viewing Media Installation Art: 30 (Electronic Mediations). Univ of Minnesota Pr (ISBN: 9780816665228), 2010.
  • Metaphysische Freiheit: Kohärenz und Theorie. Philosophia (ISBN: 9783884050965), 2009.
  • Metaphor Analysis: Research Practice in Applied Linguistics, Social Sciences and the Humanities (Studies in Applied Linguistics). Equinox Publishing Ltd,SW11 (ISBN: 9781845534479), 2010.
  • Deleuze and Contemporary Art (Deleuze Connections). Edinburgh University Press (ISBN: 9780748638383), 2010.
  • Philosophy of Literature (Ratio Special Issues). Wiley-Blackwell (ISBN: 9781444333633), 2010.
  • The Rorty Reader (Blackwell Readers). Wiley-Blackwell (ISBN: 9781405198325), 2010.
  • Bild, Darstellung, Zeichen: Philosophische Theorien bildlicher Darstellung. Klostermann Vittorio Gmbh (ISBN: 9783465040835), 2009.
  • Farben: Betrachtungen aus Philosophie und Neurowissenschaften. Suhrkamp Verlag Kg (ISBN: 9783518294253), 2009.
  • The World is My Home: A Hamid Dabashi Reader. Transaction Publishers (ISBN: 9781412813440), 2010.
  • Other Voices: Readings in Spanish Philosophy. University of Notre Dame Press (ISBN: 9780268044190), 2010.
  • Consequences of Hermeneutics: Fifty Years After Gadamer's Truth and Method. Northwestern University Press (ISBN: 9780810126862), 2010.
  • The Nature of Nature: Examining the Role of Naturalism in Science. ISI Books (ISBN: 9781935191285), 2010.
  • One Book, the Whole Universe: Plato's Timaeus Today. Parmenides Publishing (ISBN: 9781930972322), 2010.
  • Wittgenstein After His Nachlass (History of Analytic Philosophy). Palgrave Macmillan (ISBN: 9780230232662), 2010.
  • Wittgenstein: Mind, Meaning and Metaphilosophy. Palgrave Macmillan (ISBN: 9780230219410), 2010.
  • Hume on Is and Ought. Palgrave Macmillan (ISBN: 9780230205208), 2010.
  • New Waves in Truth (New Waves in Philosophy). Palgrave Macmillan (ISBN: 9780230229983), 2010.
  • New Waves in Metaphysics (New Waves in Philosophy). Palgrave Macmillan (ISBN: 9780230222335), 2010.
  • Walter Benjamin and the Aesthetics of Change. Palgrave Macmillan (ISBN: 9780230580862), 2010.
  • The Extended Mind. MIT Press (ISBN: 9780262014038), 2010.
  • Science in the Context of Application (Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science). Springer (ISBN: 9789048190508), 2010.
  • Feminist History of Philosophy: The Recovery and Evaluation of Women's Philosophical Thought. Springer (ISBN: 9781402068386), 2010.
  • Vertreibung, Transformation und Rückkehr der Wissenschaftstheorie: Am Beispiel von Rudolf Carnap und Wolfgang Stegmüller. Mit einem Manuskript von ... des logischen Empirismus' aus dem Nachlass. LIT (ISBN: 9783643501653), 2010.
  • Was geschah mit den Kindern?: Erfolg und Trauma junger Flüchtlinge, die von den Nationalsozialisten vertrieben wurden. Lit Verlag (ISBN: 9783825814403), 2008.
  • The Baudrillard Dictionary. Edinburgh University Press (ISBN: 9780748639212), 2010.
  • Seeing Objects: The Structure of Visual Representation. Mentis-Verlag (ISBN: 9783897857094), 2010.
  • Nicht wahr?: Sinneskanäle, Hirnwindungen und Grenzen der Wahrnehmung. Mentis Verlag Gmbh (ISBN: 9783897856721), 2009.
  • Wissen und Werte. Mentis Verlag Gmbh (ISBN: 9783897856653), 2009.
  • Wittgenstein und Schlick: Mit einer Erwiderung' von Mathias Iven. Parerga (ISBN: 9783937262857), 2010.
  • Urteile und Sachverhalte: Ein Vergleich zwischen Alexius Meinong und Adolf Reinach. Philosophia (ISBN: 9783884050972), 2009.

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    Those wishing to present a paper are asked to obey the instructions which are available here. Deadline for submission of papers is 22nd of April 2018. Authors will be informed about acceptance or rejection of their paper by 30th of June 2018. All accepted papers will be published prior to the symposium in the series “Contributions of the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society”. Copyrights remain with the authors, right of use with the society.

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    A bibliographical list of all, and only, cited references should be placed at the end of the paper under the heading “Bibliography”. Entries to the list appear in alphabetical order corresponding to the following format: Surname, Name (Year of Publication), etc.

    A bibliographical list of all cited references should be placed at the end of the paper under the heading Literature or Literatur. It should begin with the author’s last name, first name and followed by the year of publication, exactly according to the following style:
    Bunge, Mario (1967) Scientific Research I: The Search for System, Berlin: Springer.
    Bunge, Mario (1967a) Scientific Research II: The Search for Truth, Berlin: Springer.
    Dretske, Fred; Snyder, Aaron (1972) “Causal Irregularity”, Philosophy of Science 39, 69-71.
    Harding, Sandra G. (ed.) (1976) Can Theories Be Refuted? Dordrecht: Reidel.
    Linke, Angelika; Nussbaumer, Markus; Portmann, Paul (31994) Studienbuch Linguistik, Tübingen: Niemeyer.
    Böhler, Axel (1998): “Vier Vorurteile über Hermeneutik - Eine Polemik”, in: Bernulf Kanitscheider and Franz Josef Wetz (eds.) Hermeneutik und Naturalismus, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 83-97.
    Titiev, Robert J. (1969) Some Model-Theoretic Results in Measurement Theory (Technical Report 146, Institute for Mathematical Studies in the Social Sciences), Stanford: Stanford University Press.

    References should appear in the text (not as footnotes) according to the format: (Bunge 1967a: 23)

    Wittgenstein’s texts and manuscripts should be quoted preferably by using the following citation keys from the Wittgenstein-Bibliography by Pichler, Biggs and Szeltner: PDF.

    Quotations from Wittgenstein's works are indicated by citation keys with the number of the remark or page. Please put quotations within the running text in round brackets.

    Reference to Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations:
    [Citation Key Year of Publication]: [number of the remark]
    Example: (PI 2009: 293)

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    Example: (MS 117: 264)

    Authors will not receive any proofs. No corrections can be made after submission. Contributions with serious formal or technical flaws will be refused.


    The ALWS wants to facilitate the participation at the Wittgenstein symposia by a differentiated fee-system with various possible reductions.The basic fee is 150 Euro (reduced to 100 € for ALWS members). Payment must be received by 31 March if you intend to present a paper; otherwise the deadline for payment is 20 July. Payment can be made by money order or credit card. For further information, please consult our Registration page.


    The fees can be reduced, on application,

    • to 75 Euro (50 Euro for ALWS members) for students, for persons from Developing Countries, and for persons from Eastern Europe;
    • to 37 Euro (25 Euro for ALWS members) for students from Developing Countries or from Eastern Europe.

    Conference fees can be reimbursed only until 20 July; a handling charge will be deducted. In case of the non-acceptance of submitted papers, the conference fees are fully reimbursable.

    Payment of the conference fee covers receipt of the program, participation in all scientific events as well as the informal gathering on Sunday evening (incl. a snack and a drink), and the use of the shuttle service.
    Not comprised are consumations at the cafeteria and internet connections. The papers of the conference can be purchased at the conference office. 


    Please note that the registration form will be available at the beginning of 2018.

    If you wish to register, please download the registration form (pdf-file); you can fill it out on computer and make a print-out.
    Please send the completed and signed registration form to:

    Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society
    Conference Office
    Markt 63
    A-2880 Kirchberg am Wechsel
    Austria, Europe

    Phone and Fax: +43 2641 2557

    Travel and living

    International Wittgenstein Symposium - Conference Center: View on Google Maps


    How to get to Kirchberg am Wechsel by train:

    (1) When you have arrived in Vienna, take a bus or taxi to Wien Hauptbahnhof and

    (2) take a train to Gloggnitz, a town about 70 kilometers (45 miles) south of Vienna. Trains in the direction of Gloggnitz depart almost every hour, but you may have to change trains at Wiener Neustadt.

    (3) From Gloggnitz, you can reach Kirchberg, which is 13 kilometers (8 miles) distant, by bus (40 minutes) or taxi (15 minutes). We suggest that you take a taxi from Gloggnitz to Kirchberg. You might like to share a taxi with other participants, to cut costs.  On Sunday 5th of August 2018, the official arrival day, a member of the Wittgenstein Symposium Crew will be at Gloggnitz railway station between 12am and 6pm to help you with your luggage and answer your questions. During this time, the taxi ride will also be free.

    (4) In Kirchberg, please go directly to the conference center where the conference office is located. The conference office will be open from 9.00 to 18.00 h on Saturday, 4 August 2018, and from 9.00 to 22:30 h on Sunday, 5 August 2018. You will receive an information folder and the address of your accommodation there.

    (5) A free shuttle service will be available throughout the week for those accommodated outside Kirchberg. (Due to the increase in attendance, the symposium has outgrown the small town.) Please note that hotels and guest-houses are cheap and clean, but simple. The average room has neither radio nor TV, and you should bring your own cosmetics, including soap and shampoo.

    Eating and Drinking

    Although vegetarianism is less popular in Austria than in the UK or in the USA, some restaurants offer vegetarian food during the symposium week. If the menu has no special vegetarian section, consult the hors d’oeuvres or the desserts section. The Vorspeisen (hors d’oeuvres) section should contain salads, and the Nachspeisen (desserts) usually include Palatschinken (pancakes filled with jams, cream cheese or ice cream) or Kaiserschmarrn (sweet pancakes cut up and served with stewed fruit). August is a good month for mushrooms, and the Eierschwammerl (chanterelles) are a special treat.

    In Austria, the most popular drinks are beer, wine and Most (Austrian cider), made from apples and pears. Most, at its best, is both tastier and healthier than the average wine, but there are variations in production, so start with a small glass, to try it.

    There is ample choice of non-alcoholic lemonades and fruit-juices. In hot weather, a refreshing gespritzter Apfelsaft (apple-juice mixed with soda) can be recommended.

    It is customary to give a tip of 5 to 10 percent of the bill, provided that you are satisfied with service, food and drink (if not, not!).


    In a small town like Kirchberg, most people prefer cash to cheque or credit card. So please be prepared to pay your bills in cash, using Euro. There are two banks in Kirchberg, where you can change money (from Monday to Friday), if necessary. In addition, one of these banks, the Raiffeisenkasse at Markt 235, operates an Automatic Telling Machine, which accepts most of the internationally recognized credit cards.


    Dress has always been casual in Wittgenstein Symposia. There are only three possible exceptions: opening ceremony; dinner for the symposium participants; concert. For these events more formal dress is suggested, but is of course not obligatory.


    August is normally hot and dry, but there may be rainshowers and thunderstorms, and late evenings and early mornings can be very fresh.


    Online timetable of the Austrian Railways (covers important international connections as well)

    Public transport network in Eastern Austria (railways, buses, Vienna City transport etc.)

    Vienna International Airport



    In 1974, the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society was founded as a local organization in Kirchberg am Wechsel, Lower Austria. One reason for this choice of place was that in the twenties Wittgenstein taught at elementary schools in the surrounding area. In 1976, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Wittgenstein’s death, a small conference took place, the ‘Wittgenstein Days.’ In retrospect, the designation “Wittgenstein Days” was changed to “First International Wittgenstein Symposium.” Shortly afterwards, a committee was founded. This committee was responsible for the much larger Second International Wittgenstein Symposium and all subsequent symposia. The symposia and other activities are sponsored mainly by the government of Lower Austria and the Federal Ministry for Science and Research.

    Festschrift zum 30. IWS (pdf)

    The International Wittgenstein Symposia – A Survey of Topics 1976 - 2011

Publication: maintile

From 1978 to 2005 Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky, later: oebv-hpt, Vienna, published the Schriftenreihe der Wittgenstein Gesellschaft. During those years 34 volumes appeared, most of them are still available at the ALWS-office in Kirchberg.

In 2006, the Publications of the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society started with a new series, edited by ontos verlag. The new series contains the official proceedings of the ALWS-conferences and of their special workshops and started with the proceedings of the symposium 2005 on Time and History, organized by Friedrich Stadler and Michael Stöltzner.
The new series is also open for other high-quality publications, especially on the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein and its influence on contemporary systematic philosophy. Submissions are welcome and will be reviewed by a committee of the ALWS.
Until now five volumes have appeared.
For further information see: Publications of the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society

Since 1993, the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society itself has published an additional book series, Contributions of the Austrian Wittgenstein Society/Beiträge der Österreichischen Wittgenstein Gesellschaft. They contain the contributed (& refereed & accepted) papers of the Wittgenstein Symposia and are published as “Pre-Proceedings” at the beginning of each Symposium. They may be purchased from the society. Please note that some of the older volumes are sold out.

Reviews: foottile

Festschrift to the 30th International Wittgenstein Symposium

Christian Kanzian / Volker Munz / Sascha Windholz (eds.):
Wir hoffen jedes Jahr noch ein weiteres Symposium machen zu können (pdf)

Reviews: maintile

Dear visitors of the website of the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society,

you can find information of the past symposia here: announcements, programs and abstracts can be downloaded here. These old files are not only part of the ALWS history, but they are also footprints of scholars who have visited Kirchberg.