11th Ludwig Wittgenstein Summer School

30th Juli – 3rd August 2019

Wittgenstein’s Tractatus

with Cora Diamond (Charlottesville), James Conant (Chicago/Leipzig) & Martin Gustafsson (Turku)

Scientific Organization and Direction: Volker A. Munz (Klagenfurt)

Conference Center:
Elementary school
Markt 300
A-2880 Kirchberg am Wechsel
Cf: Travel and Living.

Maximum number of participants: 40

Application deadline (registration and payment): 31 March 2019 (Later applications can unfortunately not be taken into account.)
Information concerning acceptance/non-acceptance: 30 April 2019 (Full reimbursement in case of non-acceptance)

Accommodation will be organized by the ALWS and is located just opposite the conference centre. Private booking possible.
Summer school participants are invited to join the 42nd International Wittgenstein Symposium: Crisis and Critique: Philosophical Analysis and Current Events. Kirchberg am Wechsel, 4 – 10 of August 2019 at reduced fees.

250 Euro including conference participation (220 Euro for ALWS members)
210 Euro summer school only (180 Euro for ALWS members).
Summer school fees can be reimbursed only until 15 June 2019 (minus 20 Euro handling charge).
(Refunding of later cancellation: 125 Euro / 105 Euro; minus 20 Euro handling charge)

Payment of the fees includes:

  • Free board and lodging during the summer school (dormitory)
  • Certificate of participation (working load in ECTS points)

Required qualifications: The summer school is addressed to advanced university students in philosophy. Elementary knowledge of Wittgenstein’s philosophy is desirable. Applicants are asked to send a transcript record and a 3-page preparatory essay on a selected subject from Wittgenstein’s Tractatus

Further details concerning preparation, programme, etc. will be announced.

You can download the poster here.

You can download the registration form here.

More information will be posted here.

In cooperation with Logo Wiener Zeitung

Creative Skills & Mediaphilosophy.
How can we face the anti-democratic tendencies in the digital media society?

OPEN SPACE SESSION for participants of the Wittgenstein Summer School
with Wolfgang Renner (Wiener Zeitung)*

In spring 2019 the London School of Economics has published a report that diagnosed an immediate and serious threat to quality journalism and, as a result, to the values of a functioning democracy.
Loss of confidence, power obsession and apathy are just three key words from the report. What new paths can be taken in the all-penetrating media society?
Can there be hope in ‘creative skills’ or the ‘media philosophy’? In this open space session, various implemented projects are shown, scenarios are described and will be discussed openly.

*Wolfgang Renner Dr. h.c., MSc., Acad. M&S (WU Vienna) is Head of Wiener Zeitung Academy. ‚Wiener Zeitung‘ is the oldest still existing newspaper of the world. Established in August 1703.

Time: Saturday, August 3, 2019, 18:00
Location: Cafeteria, Volksschule
Duration: 60-90 minutes. Number of participants: 25

Participation is free. For organizational reasons we ask you to register.
Please note that the number of participants is limited. Deliver your registration at the reception by Friday, August 2, 2019.