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CONF + CFP – 100 Years of Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus—70 Years after Wittgenstein’s Death: A Critical Assessment (Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, ))

6 August 202312 August 2023


44th International Wittgenstein Symposium 2023

100 Years of Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus — 70 Years after Wittgenstein’s Death. A Critical Assessment

Scientific Organizers

Alois Pichler (Bergen), Esther Heinrich-Ramharter (Vienna) & Friedrich Stadler (Vienna)

The 44th Symposium of the ALWS is organised in cooperation with the Vienna Circle Society.


  1. Wittgenstein
  2. Wittgenstein (1889–1951) – Research, editions, and access situation 70 years after his death
  3. Logisch-philosophische Abhandlung and Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus – Genesis, translation, publication, and edition in context
  4. TLP within and outside of Wittgenstein’s work – Interactions, receptions, and controversial interpretations of Wittgenstein’s work up to the present
  5. TLP: Open philosophical, ethical, and scientific questions
  6. Wittgenstein, Schlick, Waismann, and the Vienna Circle – A reassessment


Invited Speakers

  • Hanne Appelqvist (Helsinki)
  • Michael Beaney (Berlin/Aberdeen)
  • Anat Biletzki (Quinnipiac)
  • Anna Boncompagni (Irvine)
  • Anne-Marie S. Christensen (Odense)
  • Annalisa Coliva (Irvine)
  • James Conant (Chicago)
  • Maria Carla Galavotti (Bologna)
  • Mauro Engelmann (Minas Gerais)
  • Christian Erbacher (Bergen/Frankfurt)
  • Arthur Gibson (Cambridge)
  • Richard Heinrich (Vienna)
  • Lars Hertzberg (Åbo)
  • Herbert Hrachovec (Vienna)
  • Allan Janik (Innsbruck)
  • Wolfgang Kienzler (Jena)
  • James Klagge (Blacksburg)
  • Oskari Kuusela (East Anglia)
  • Jakub Mácha (Brno)
  • Stefan Majetschak (Kassel)
  • Dejan Makovec (Pittsburgh)
  • Anat Matar (Tel Aviv)
  • Cheryl Misak (Toronto)
  • Gabriele Mras (Vienna)
  • Michael Nedo (Cambridge)
  • Jesús Padilla Gálvez (Toledo)
  • Martin Pilch (Vienna)
  • John Preston (Reading)
  • Alfred Schmidt (Vienna)
  • Joachim Schulte (Zurich)
  • Radek Schuster (Pilsen)
  • Genia Schönbaumsfeld (Southampton)
  • Jonathan Smith (Cambridge)
  • Ilse Somavilla (Innsbruck)
  • Antonia Soulez (Paris)
  • David G. Stern (Iowa)
  • Susan G. Sterrett (Wichita)
  • Thomas Uebel (Manchester)
  • Sarah Uffelmann (Bergen/Munich)
  • Nuno Venturinha (Lisbon)
  • Thomas Wallgren (Helsinki)
  • Joseph Wang-Kathrein (Innsbruck)
  • Anja Weiberg (Vienna)

Call for Papers

We would like to encourage you to participate in the 44th International Wittgenstein Symposium. If you want to present a paper please consult our Instructions for Authors. Before you send your paper to the organisers, please make sure that you have duly registered (see Registration). Please note especially:

  • Papers must be written in English or German.
  • Papers must be submitted for review via our system by March 1st, 2023. (See: Submission Process)
  • Papers must not have been published or accepted for publication elsewhere.
  • The accepted papers will be published, provided you also attend the conference and present your paper.
  • The time slots for sections talks are 40 minutes, including a minimum of 10 minutes for discussion. Hence, only papers will be accepted that can be delivered within maximally 30 minutes (see: Instructions for Authors).
  • The publisher reserves the right to electronically publish or re-publish the accepted papers, including author’s contact information (email address), unless authors explicitly state their reservation.

Papers (to section 1–6) may be submitted via our online platform from January 1st to March 1st, 2023

Instructions for authors: https://www.alws.at/iws_organization/instructions-for-authors/

Students and early career researchers are especially encouraged to submit a presentation.


6 August 2023
12 August 2023
Event Category:


Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society (ALWS)
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