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One of the twentieth century’s greatest philosophers, Wittgenstein published only one book. To celebrate its centenary, we revisit Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. An unusual work of philosophy by any standard, it was written on the front lines during World War I and purported to distinguish sense from nonsense. Wittgenstein felt that in the Tractatus he had solved all the problems of philosophy. Appropriately, once finished writing the book, he abandoned philosophy, only returning years later to focus on ordinary language and its philosophical potential. In this panel, we take a look back at the man, his early life and work, and consider why his thinking has been of such enduring interest.

In association with the Royal Institute of Philosophy


Ian Ground
Visiting Research Fellow in Philosophy, University of Hertfordshire
Vice-President, The British Wittgenstein Society

Stephen Mulhall
Professor of Philosophy, University of Oxford

Chon Tejedor
Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Valencia
Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Hertfordshire


Clare Moriarty
Fellow, The Forum


Venue information: There is wheelchair access via a secondary route and 10 standard height steps, with a handrail on both sides to the main entrance. There is basic seating, and a partially accessible toilet. There is a hearing loop by request in advance. This isn’t a gender neutral toilet, a bsl interpreter, a designated quiet space, general car parking, or blue badge parking.  You can contact us about access on


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