40th International Wittgenstein Symposium 2017

The Philosophy of Perception and Observation


Thanks to all the participants of the 40th International Wittgenstein Symposium and of the 9th Wittgenstein Summerschool (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.


Kirchberg am Wechsel, 6th-12th of August 2017

Scientific Organizers

Christoph Limbeck-Lilienau (Vienna)
Friedrich Stadler (Vienna)


1. Wittgenstein
2. Perception and Intentionality
3. Perception and Concepts
4. The Epistemology of Perception
5. Theories of Perception in the Cognitive Sciences
6. Theories and Scientific Observation

Workshop (organizers: Johannes Brandl und Guillaume Fréchette): “Franz Brentano and the Myth of the Given” (on the occasion of the Brentano Centennial), participants: Johannes Brandl, Guillaume Fréchette, Uriah Kriegel, Michelle Montague, Marcello Oreste Fiocco

Invited Speakers

Johannes Brandl, Salzburg
William Brewer, London
Tyler Burge, Los Angeles
Ophélia Deroy, London
Marcello Oreste Fiocco, Irvine
Guillaume Fréchette, Salzburg
Nivedita Gangopadhyay, Bergen
Christopher Gauker, Salzburg
Kathrin Glüer, Stockholm
Pierre Jacob, Paris
Mark Eli Kalderon, London
Uriah Kriegel, Paris
Michael G. F. Martin, London
Julian Kiverstein, Amsterdam
Sofia Miguens, Porto
Michelle Montague, Austin
Erik Myin, Antwerp
Bence Nanay, Antwerp
Matthew Nudds, Coventry
Jesse Prinz, New York
Athanassios Raftopoulos, Nikosia
Johannes Roessler, Coventry
Susanna Schellenberg, New Jersey
Romana Schuler, Vienna
Hans Sluga, Berkeley
Paul Snowdon, London
David Stern, Iowa
Charles Travis, London
Michael Tye, Austin
Frédérique de Vignemont, Paris


Village party in front of the municipal office Kirchberg / W. to the 40th IWS

For more photos of the symposium, please contact Sascha Windholz.