32nd International Wittgenstein Symposium 2009

Language and World


Thanks to all the participants of the 32nd International Wittgenstein Symposium (about 370 from 49 nations) and of the 1st Wittgenstein Summerschool (51 participants, sadly due to the enormous interest we had to turn away many), both events were great successes. On this page, you can find several documents related to the Symposium and/or to the Summerschool. If not made explicit otherwise, all documents and pictures are copyrighted by the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society.

The following events have taken place:

  • 11 plenary lectures
  • 185 lectures
  • 1 round table discussion
  • and 8 social events.

Speech of the Sektionschef Peter Kowalski from the Federal Ministry for Science and Research / Greeting Message from theFederal Minister of Science and Research. Copyright by Peter Kowalski who kindly granted the publication of the speech on this website.


Kirchberg am Wechsel, 9 – 15 of August 2009

Scientific Organizers

Volker Munz (University of Graz), Klaus Puhl (University of Vienna), Joseph Wang (University of Innsbruck)


1. Wittgenstein
2. Theories of the Linguistic Sign
3. Language and Action
4. Language and Consciousness
5. Language and Metaphysics
6. Reality and Construction

Wittgenstein and the Literary
Wittgenstein’s Nachlass

Invited Speakers

Krzysztof Abriszewski (Torun)
Luciano Bazzocchi (Pisa)
Anat Biletzki (Tel Aviv)
Ewa Binczyk (Torun)
Stewart Candlish (Perth)
Frank Cioffi (Kent)
James Conant (Chicago)
Michael Dummett (Oxford)
Volker Gadenne (Linz)
Arthur Gibson (Cambridge)
Laurence Goldstein (Kent)
Ian Hacking (Toronto)
Lars Hertzberg (Åbo)
Jaakko Hintikka (Boston)
Peter Janich (Marburg)
James Klagge (Virgina)
Sybille Krämer (Berlin)
Peter Kügler (Innsbruck)
Stefan Majetschak (Kassel)
Johann C. Marek (Graz)
Marie McGinn (York)
Brian McGuinness (Siena)
Anna A. Moser (New York)
Danièle Moyal-Sharrock (London)
Marjorie Perloff (Stanford)
Rupert Read (Norwich)
Maria E. Reicher (Graz)
Eike v. Savigny (Bielefeld)
David Schalkwyk (Cape Town)
Genia Schönbaumsfeld (Southampton)
Joachim Schulte (Zürich)
Hans Sluga (Berkeley)
Ilse Somavilla (Innsbruck)
Pirmin Stekeler-Weithofer (Leipzig)
David Stern (Iowa)
Alexandra Strohmaier (Graz)
Nuno Venturinha (Lissabon)
Jörg Volbers (Berlin)
Anja Weiberg (Wien)
Lutz Wingert (Zürich)


Volker Munz / Klaus Puhl / Joseph Wang (Eds.)
Language and World. Part Two
Part Two
Signs, Minds and Actions

Volker Munz / Klaus Puhl / Joseph Wang (Eds.)
Language and World. Part One
Part One
Essays on the Philosophy of Wittgenstein