August 3 –August 7, 2021
Wittgenstein and Conceptual Complexity
with Volker A. Munz (Klagenfurt) & Oskari Kuusela (East Anglia)
Scientific Organization and Direction: Volker A. Munz (Klagenfurt)
[Unfortunately, Lars Hertzberg had to cancel his participation in the summer school for health reasons.
The summer school will, however, be held as originally planned with Oskari Kuusela and Volker Munz.]
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This year’s Summer School will exceptionally take place at the University of Klagenfurt. The dates remain the same (August 3-7, 2021).
The move to the University of Klagenfurt also involves some formal and organisational changes:
The registration form should still be filled out.
The summer school fees will be reduced to 60 €, and include the opening informal gathering (August 3) and a closing lunch (August 7). All other costs (accommodation, food, etc.) will be the responsibility of the individual.
Below, we have provided a list of hotels, guesthouses, and a camping place nearby the university. You are free to choose which accomodation you prefer and should book individually (Please do refer to the contingent reserved by the ALWS / University of Klagenfurt.) Since the reservation deadlines for bookings a very strict now, you should immediately book after your acceptance to the summer school. (June 15 at the latest, since Klagenfurt is booked out during the summer).
Klagenfurt has its own airport, which should resume operations in June (other airports nearby are Graz and Ljubljana). The train distance between Klagenfurt and Vienna is about 4 hours, Graz – Klagenfurt about 2 hours. Ljubljana – Klagenfurt about 1.5 hours).
We will keep you updated about forthcoming Corona regulations.
If you have further questions, please contact our office manager Margret Kronaus (firstname.lastname@example.org).
21 EURO per person/per night/without breakfast/ without car,
you have to bring your own tent
Seepark Hotel 172,60 EURO
double room for single occupancy*
Alpen Adria Stadthotel 48 EURO
Pension Wachau 55 EURO – 65 EURO
AllYouNeed Hotel Klagenfurt 66 EURO
Jugendgästehaus Klagenfurt 25 EURO (only 4 bedrooms)
* per night and per person with breakfast in EURO
PLEASE NOTE: these are only approximate prices and minor changes are possible!
Maximum number of participants: 40
Extended application deadline (registration and payment): May 31, 2021 (Later applications can unfortunately not be taken into account.)
Information concerning acceptance/non-acceptance: June 10, 2021 (Full reimbursement in case of non-acceptance)
Required qualifications: The summer school is addressed to advanced university students in philosophy. The University of Klagenfurt and ILWI will issue a certificate proving the workload in ECTS.
Elementary knowledge of Wittgenstein’s philosophy is desirable.
Applicants are asked to send a transcript record and a 3-page preparatory essay on this year’s subject Wittgenstein and Conceptual Complexity (for literature see below).
Further details concerning preparation, programme, etc. will be announced. Please check our Homepage for up-to-date information concerning COVID-19.
Syllabus for the
12th Ludwig Wittgenstein Summer School 2021
Wittgenstein and Conceptual Complexity
Lars Hertzberg and Oskari Kuusela
Family-resemblance and some other complex concepts
PI §§65-88, AWL Pt. I §§31-33 (13pp.)
Expressive and descriptive uses, asymmetry in the use of psychological concepts, and secondary sense (or uses based and not based on criteria)
PI §§244, 256-265, 282, 291-293, 299, 303-308, 317, 340, 403-406, 576-589 PI II ix, PI II §§273-278; RPP I §§125-126; RPP II §§63, 148; LW I §§27-51, 72-79 (21pp.)
Meaning, understanding and experience
PI §43, §§527-535, PI II vi; LW I §§52-80 (10pp.)
R. W. Beardsmore, “Art and Family Resemblances”, Philosophical Investigations 18 (1995), pp. 199-215.
Kuusela, Oskari. “Wittgenstein and the Problem of Consciousness”, in: Stephen Leach and James Tartaglia eds., Consciousness and the Great Philosophers. London: Routledge, 2016. [Illustrates the philosophical importance of noticing the first-third person asymmetry of psychological concepts.]
Kuusela, Oskari. “Wittgenstein and the Unity of Good”, European Journal of Philosophy 2020, 28: 2, pp. 428-444. [Discusses family resemblance and other complex concepts.]
Lurie, Yuval. “Psychological Concepts”, in: Anat Matar, ed., Understanding Wittgenstein, Understanding Modernism. New York et al: Bloomsbury, 2017.
Waismann, Friedrich. “Verifiability”, in: Antony Flew, ed., Logic and Language, the First Series. Oxford: Blackwell, 1951.