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June 2012/2

Wittgenstein on Colour

Conference 25. - 27. 06. 2012

25th of June, 06.00 pm - 07.15 pm
26th of June, 10.00 am - 05.30 pm
27th of June, 10.00 am - 04.15 pm

Contributions by:

James Conant (University of Chicago)
Frederik Gierlinger (WU/University of Vienna)
Richard Heinrich (University of Vienna)
Herbert Hrachovec (University of Vienna)
Gary Kemp (University of Glasgow)
Martin Kusch (University of Vienna)
Andrew Lugg (University of Ottawa)
Gabriele Mras (WU)
Joachim Schulte (University of Zurich)
Barry Stroud (University of California, Berkeley)

Conference Location:

25th June: Festival Hall, 1st Floor, Section A, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Augasse 2-6, 1090 Vienna

26th June: Marietta-Blau-Saal,  University of Vienna, Dr.-Karl-Lueger-Ring 1, 1010 Vienna 

27th June: Large Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Section D,
WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Augasse 2-6, 1090 Vienna

Ludwig Wittgenstein's so-called "Remarks on Colour" are frequently described as extremely fragmented and exceptionally difficult to understand, and their significance remains (on the whole) unclear. Furthermore, compared with other aspects of Wittgenstein's philosophy, his thoughts on colour have, to date, received little attention. For this reason, the Philosophy Branch of the WU, the Department of Philosophy of the University of Vienna and the Vienna Forum for Analytic Philosophy will be hosting a conference that aims to substantially advance our understanding of this material, which is without doubt among the most opaque and perplexing of Wittgenstein's writings. The organizers would like to invite everyone interested to attend the conference and participate in the discussions. Registration: Attendance of the conference is free, but registration is requested by e-mail to