Ludwig Wittgenstein: Ethics and Aesthetics

Ludwig Wittgenstein is considered as one of the main representatives of the analytical philosophy of language. Throughout his life he has primarily dealt with the connection between language and meaning. Nevertheless, in his “Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus” he writes that the book’s intention was an “ethical” one. The “Philosophical Investigations” state that the task of philosophy was to resove injustice in the use of language and thereby to avoid philosophical dogmatism. The aim of the conference is to shed more light on the ethical dimension of Wittgenstein’s philosophy, which in his view is inextricably linked to questions of aesthetics.

Conference languages are German and English. The conference is free of charge and open to the public. Everyone interested is cordially invited.

Date: 11/06/2018 – 12/06/2018


Conference Room of the International Center for Philosophy NRW (IZPH)
Poppelsdorfer Allee 28
53115 Bonn
3rd floor (elevator available)
Entrance area not barrier-free