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February 7th, 2018

The Young Wittgenstein

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Forum for Philosophy

February 7th, 2018

The Young Wittgenstein

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Ian Ground/ Stephen Mulhall/ Chon Tejedor

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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.

Speakers
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

Chair
Clare Moriarty, Fellow, The Forum

In association with the Royal Institute of Philosophy

Recorded on 7 February 2018 at the Royal Institute of Philosophy

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