Themes and variations in Wittgenstein’s later philosophy
Wittgenstein is one of the greatest philosophers of the 20th century, both in Europe and in the Anglo-American tradition. In the 1930’s he announced his break with the tradition of philosophy. His work revolutionised the evolution of Analytic philosophy and shaped a significant part of its future development.
This day school focuses on a few central themes of his major later work, the Philosophical Investigations, themes which include: the Augustinian picture of language, language-games, general concepts and family resemblances, rules and rule-following, and philosophical methodology. The day aims to develop an understanding of these themes, an awareness of Wittgenstein’s particular style and method of philosophising and a grasp of the distinctive role of his thought in the history of philosophy.