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.

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.

2nd Ludwig Wittgenstein Summer School 4 – 7 August 2010: Starting Shot

Augustine’s Picture of Language: Names, Samples and Simples. Philosophical Investigations §§ 1 – 89

With: Peter HACKER (Oxford) & Joachim SCHULTE (Zurich)
Scientific organization and direction: Volker A. MUNZ (Klagenfurt / Graz)

The second Wittgenstein Summer School “Augustine’s Picture of Language: Names, Samples and Simples” is dedicated to the introductory paragraphs of Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations. Those paragraphs are particularly important to see crucial changes and continuities in Wittgenstein’s later philosophy. ILWI was again able to gain two of the most well known Wittgenstein experts, Peter Hacker, and Joachim Schulte.

2nd Summerschool Schedule

2nd Wittgenstein Summer School

August 4 – 7, 2010 Kirchberg am Wechsel/Lower Austria

Accommodation: Pfadfinderheim Kirchberg (Scouts’ home); opposite the Conference Centre

Schedule:

August 3: Registration at the Conference Centre Volksschule Kirchberg
20.00h Informal Gathering at Hotel 1000-jaehrige Linde

August 4 – 7, Conference Centre, Volksschule Kirchberg:

Section 1: 10:00 -11:30

Coffee Break 11:30 – 11.45 (Coffee shop)

Section 2: 11:45-13:15

Lunch: 13:15-14:15 (Hotel Gruener Baum)

Section 3: 14:30-16:00

Dinner: 18.30 (Hotel Gruener Baum, no dinner on Saturday)

End of summer school, August 7, 16:00

Relevant literature:

L. Wittgenstein (2009). Philosophical Investigations. 4th Edition. Ed. by P. M. S. Hacker and Joachim Schulte. Oxford: Wiley. (PI)

G. Baker, P.M.S. Hacker (2009). Wittgenstein: Understanding and Meaning: Volume 1 of an Analytical Commentary on the Philosophical Investigations, Part I: Essays. Second, extensively revised edition by P.M.S. Hacker. Blackwell: Oxford.

G. Baker, P.M.S. Hacker (2009). Wittgenstein: Understanding and Meaning: Volume 1 of an Analytical Commentary on the Philosophical Investigations, Part II: Exegesis §§1-184. Second, extensively revised edition by P.M.S. Hacker. Blackwell: Oxford.

Certificates of participation will be delivered at the end of the summer school.

10th Ludwig Wittgenstein Summer School 2018 (Juliet Floyd, Mathieu Marion)

31 July – 4 August 2018 in Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria

Wittgenstein’s Philosophy of Mathematics

With: Juliet FLOYD (Boston) & Mathieu MARION (Montréal)

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 2018 (Later applications can unfortunately not be taken into account.)
Information concerning acceptance/non-acceptance: 30 April 2018 (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 41st International Wittgenstein Symposium: Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics. Kirchberg am Wechsel, 5 – 11 of August 2018 at reduced fees.
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 2018 (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 Philosophy of Mathematics.

Reading List (selection)

    1. Brown Book, sections 33-43.
    2. Philosophical Investigations, 143-154, also especially 179-202.
    3. Remarks on the Foundations of Mathematics, Parts I-II (including appendices).
    4. RPP I 1096.
    5. Maths in the TLP: §§ 6-6.031 & 6.2-6.241.
    6. Recursive proofs and the uniqueness rule for primitive recursive arithmetic: BT § 127, 129-130 & 133 (= PG part II, §§ 30, 32-33 & 36).
    7. Mathematical existence: BT §§ 121 & 123 (= PG part II, §§ 24 & 26).
    8. Intuitionism (to be discussed only in conjunction with previous topic): PR p. 176, 201-212, BT 487 (= PG, p 458) & LFM, 237.
    9. Identity and the logicist definition of natural numbers: WVC p. 164-165, PR § 118, BT § 118 (= PG, part II, § 21).
    10. Surveyability (to be discussed only in conjunction with previous topic): PR §103, AWL (Ambrose lecture notes), p. 146-153, LFM lectures XVI -XVII.
    11. Rule following: PI sections 185-242, Blue & Brown Books p. 11 bottom (last two lines) until p. 15 (included), language-game section 62 p. 112 and p. 162.
    12. Contradiction: WVC p. 119-136 & LFM (1939 lectures) p. 207 (bottom, when Turing speaks

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

Teaching language: English

For registration please click here to get the registration form.

You can download the poster, too.

Please send your application documents per regular mail to:

Volker A. Munz
Department of Philosophy
Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt
Universitaetsstrasse 65-67
A-9020 KLAGENFURT
Email. Volker.Munz@aau.at

9th Ludwig Wittgenstein Summer School 2017 (Hans Sluga and David G. Stern)

2. – 5. August 2017

Meaning, Mind, and Action: Wittgenstein’s Lectures, Cambridge, 1930-33

with Hans SLUGA (Berkeley) & David G. STERN (Iowa City)

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

Maximum number of participants: 40
Application deadline (registration and payment): 31 March 2017 (Later applications can unfortunately not be taken into account.)
Information concerning acceptance/non-acceptance: 30 April 2017 (Full reimbursement in case of non-acceptance)

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 of the following chapters from Wittgenstein’s Lectures, Cambridge, 1930-33: please confer the reading list.

Further details concerning preparation (reading list), programme, etc. will be announced.

Teaching language: English

Please send your application documents to:
Volker A. Munz
Department of Philosophy
Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt
Universitaetsstrasse 65-67
A-9020 KLAGENFURT
Email: Volker.Munz@aau.at

8th Ludwig Wittgenstein Summer School 2016 (Lars Hertzberg, Oskari Kuusela)

3rd – 6th of August 2016 in Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria

Seeing as: Philosophical
Investigations Part II, xi

With: Lars Hertzberg (Åbo) & Oskari Kuusela (East Anglia)

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

Maximum number of participants: 40
Application deadline (registration and payment): 31 March 2016 (Later applications can unfortunately not be taken into account.)
Information concerning acceptance/non-acceptance: 30 April 2016 (Full reimbursement in case of non-acceptance)

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 of Philosophical Investigations Part II Section XI.

Further details concerning preparation (reading list), programme, etc. will be announced.

Teaching language: English

 

7th Ludwig Wittgenstein Summer School 2015 (Cora Diamond, James Conant)

5th – 8th of August 2015 in Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria

Wittgenstein on Following a Rule:
Philosophical Investigations,
Sections 185-242

With: Cora Diamond (Charlottesville) and James Conant (Chicago)

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

You can download the poster with this link.

Maximum number of participants: 40
Application deadline (registration and payment): 30 March 2015 (Later applications can unfortunately not be taken into account.)
Information concerning acceptance/non-acceptance: 30 April 2015 (Full reimbursement in case of non-acceptance)

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 of Philosophical Investigations, Sections 185-242

Further details concerning preparation (reading list), programme, etc. will be announced.

Teaching language: English

 

6th Ludwig Wittgenstein Summer School 2014 (Peter Hacker, Joachim Schulte)

6th – 9th of August 2014 in Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria

Some Central Problems in the Tractatus

With: Peter HACKER (Oxford), Joachim SCHULTE (Zurich)

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

You can download the poster with this link.

Maximum number of participants: 40
Application deadline (registration and payment): 30 March 2014 (Later applications can unfortunately not be taken into account.)
Information concerning acceptance/non-acceptance: 30 April 2014 (Full reimbursement in case of non-acceptance)

Summer school participants are invited to join the 37th International Wittgenstein Symposium: Analytical and Continental Philosophy: Methods and Perspectives. Kirchberg am Wechsel,
10 – 16 of August 2014 at reduced fees.

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 of the Tractatus

Further details concerning preparation (reading list), programme, etc. will be announced.

Teaching language: English

 

5th Ludwig Wittgenstein Summer School 2013 (Cora Diamond, James Conant)

7th – 10th August 2013
Kirchberg am Wechsel / Lower Austria

Ludwig Wittgenstein:

Wittgenstein’s Conception of Philosophy: Sections 89 – 133 of Philosophical Investigations

With:
Cora Diamond (Charlottesville)
James Conant (Chicago)

Scientific Organization: Volker A. Munz (Klagenfurt, ALWS)

Maximum number of participants: 40
Application deadline (registration and payment): 01 April 2013 (Later applications can unfortunately not be taken into account.)
Information concerning acceptance/non-acceptance: 30 April 2013 (Full reimbursement in case of non-acceptance)

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 performance record and a 3-page preparatory essay on one or several remarks from Philosophical Investigations sections 89-133.
Further details concerning preparation (reading list), programme, etc. will be announced.
Teaching language: English

Please send your application documents to:
Volker A. Munz
Institut fuer Philosophie
Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt
Universitaetsstrasse 65-67
A-9020 KLAGENFURT
Email. Volker.Munz@uni-klu.ac.at

The required readling list can be downloaded here

4th Ludwig Wittgenstein Summer School 2012 (Hans Sluga, David G. Stern)

1st – 4th August 2012
Kirchberg am Wechsel / Lower Austria

Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Blue Book, pp.1-44

With:
Hans SLUGA (Berkeley)
David G. STERN (Iowa City)

Scientific Organization: Volker MUNZ (Klagenfurt, ALWS)

Impressions of the participants on this summer school can be read here.

Reading List

Primary Text
(1) Wittgenstein, Blue Book, pp. 1-44

Secondary Readings
There exists only a limited secondary literature specifically devoted to the Blue Book – though the literature on topics raised in that work is extensive. Here is a concise list.
Studies of the Blue Book:
(2) Rush Rhees, “Preface,” in (1)
(3) O. K. Bouwsma, “The Blue Book,” Journal of Philosophy, vol. 58, 1961, pp. 141-162.
(4) Hans Sluga, “Wittgensteins Blaues Buch,” Proceedings of the 10th International Wittgenstein Symposium, 1985
The Middle Wittgenstein:
(5) Anthony Kenny, Wittgenstein.  Chs 8 & 9 “Understanding, Thinking and Meaning” & “Language-Games.”
(6) David Stern, “The ‘Middle Wittgenstein.’ From Logical Atomism to Practical Holism,” Synthese, vol. 87, 1991, pp. 203-226.
(7) Ray Monk, Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius. Ch. 16 “Language Games: The Blue and Brown Books.”
(8) Mark Addis, Wittgenstein: A Guide for the Perplexed ch. 4 “The Middle Period”.  Continuum, 2006.
Topics in the Blue Book:
(9) Hans Sluga, Wittgenstein, ch. 4 “The Prodigious Diversity of Language Games”
(10) Renford Bambrough, “Universals and family Resemblance,” in George Pitcher, (ed.) Wittgenstein: The Philosophical Investigations.
(11) Hans Sluga, Wittgenstein, ch. 5, “Families and Resemblances”
(12) Rogers Albritton, “On Wittgenstein’s Use of the Term ‘Criterion’,” Journal of Philosophy, vol. 56, 1959, pp. 845-857.  Reprinted in Pitcher (ed.) Wittgenstein: The Philosophical Investigations, with a four-page postscript Albritton wrote in 1966.
(13) Philip W. Bennett, “Wittgenstein and Defining Criteria,” Philosophical Investigations, vol. 1, 1978, pp 49-63.
Related work by Wittgenstein from the Blue Book period:
(14) Ludwig Wittgenstein, Wittgenstein’s Lectures: Cambridge, 1932-1935. Part II.  The Yellow Book (Selected Parts) pp. 43-73.  Ed. Alice Ambrose.  U of Chicago Press, 1979.
(15) Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosophical Grammar pp.39-196.

Maximum number of participants: 40
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 performance record and a 3-page preparatory essay on one or several remarks taken from The Blue Book.
Further details concerning preparation (reading list), programme, etc. will be announced.
Teaching language: English

Participants of the summerschool have given their impressions here.

3rd Ludwig Wittgenstein Summer School 2011 (Peter Hacker, Joachim Schulte)

3rd Ludwig Wittgenstein Summer School

3th – 6th August 2011
Kirchberg am Wechsel / Lower Austria

Ludwig Wittgenstein: On Certainty

With:
Peter HACKER (Oxford)
Joachim SCHULTE (Zurich)

Scientific Organization: Volker MUNZ (Klagenfurt, ALWS)

Maximum number of participants: 40
Application deadline (registration and payment): 01 April 2011
Information concerning acceptance/non-acceptance: 30 April 2011 (Full reimbursement in case of non-acceptance)
Date of arrival: 2 August 2011
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 performance record and a 3-page preparatory essay on one or several remarks taken from On Certainty.
Further details concerning preparation (reading list), programme, etc. will be announced.
Teaching language: English

 

2nd Ludwig Wittgenstein Summer School 2010 (Peter Hacker, Joachim Schulte)

4th – 7th August 2010
Kirchberg am Wechsel / Lower Austria

Augustine’s Picture of Language: Names, Samples and Simples.

Philosophical Investigations §§ 1– 89

With:
Peter HACKER (Oxford)
Joachim SCHULTE (Zurich)

Scientific Organization: Volker MUNZ (Graz, ALWS)

 

Teaching language: English

Ludwig Wittgenstein with his school class in Lower Austria, 1922-24.

(Ludwig Wittgenstein with his school class in Lower Austria, 1922-24.)

Information for the participants.

2nd Ludwig Wittgenstein Summer School – Starting Shot.

 

1st Ludwig Wittgenstein Summer School 2009 (Peter Hacker, Joachim Schulte)

6th – 8th August 2009
Kirchberg am Wechsel / Lower Austria

„Privacy and Private Language:
Philosophical Investigations §§243-315”

With:
Peter HACKER (Oxford)
Joachim SCHULTE (Zurich)

Scientific Organization: Volker MUNZ (Graz, ALWS)

Ludwig Wittgenstein with his school class in Lower Austria, 1922-24.
(Ludwig Wittgenstein with his school class in Lower Austria, 1922-24.)

 

Teaching language: English