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Vol 1: (2006) Friedrich Stadler and Michael Stöltzner (Eds.): Time and History

Publications of the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society – New Series Vol. 1 (2006). Friedrich Stadler and Michael Stöltzner (Eds.): Time and History. Heusenstamm: ontos verlag.

Time and History presents the invited papers of the 28 Kirchberg/W. (Austria). Renowned scientists and scholars address the issue of time from a variety of disciplinary and cross-disciplinary perspectives in four sections: philosophy of time, time in the physical sciences, time in the social and cultural sciences, temporal logic, time in history/history of time, and Wittgenstein on time. Questions discussed include general relativity and cosmology, the physical basis of the arrow of time, the linguistics of temporal expressions, temporal logic, time in the social sciences, time in culture and the arts. Outside the natural sciences, time typically appears as history and in historiography in different forms, like a history of our conceptions of time. The first chapter of the book is dedicated to the major positions in contemporary philosophy of time. Is there a real sense of past, present, and future, or is time just a special coordinate among others? What does it mean that identity persists over time? The importance of Wittgenstein for present-day philosophy notwithstanding, his ideas about time have hitherto received only little attention. The final chapter, for the first time, provides an extensive discussion of his respective views.

Vol 2: (2006) Alois Pichler / Simo Säätelä (Eds.): Wittgenstein: The Philosopher and his Works

Publications of the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society – New Series Vol. 2 (2006). Alois Pichler / Simo Säätelä (Eds.): Wittgenstein: The Philosopher and his Works. Heusenstamm: ontos verlag.

This wide-ranging collection of essays contains eighteen original articles by authors representing some of the most important recent work on Wittgenstein. It deals with questions pertaining to both the interpretation and application of Wittgenstein’s thought and the editing of his works. Regarding the latter, it also addresses issues concerning scholarly electronic publishing. The collection is accompanied by a comprehensive introduction which lays out the content and arguments of each contribution. Contributors: Knut Erik Tranøy, Lars Hertzberg, Georg Henrik von Wright, Marie McGinn, Cora Diamond, James Conant, David G. Stern, Eike von Savigny, P.M.S. Hacker, Hans-Johann Glock, Allan Janik, Kristóf Nyíri, Antonia Soulez, Brian McGuinness, Anthony Kenny, Joachim Schulte, Herbert Hrachovec, Cameron McEwen.

Vol 3: (2007) Christian Kanzian, Edmund Runggaldier (Eds.): Cultures. Conflict - Analysis - Dialogue

Publications of the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society – New Series Vol. 3 (2007). Christian Kanzian, Edmund Runggaldier (Eds.): Cultures. Conflict - Analysis - Dialogue. Heusenstamm: ontos verlag.

What can systematic philosophy contribute to come from conflict between cultures to a substantial dialogue? – This question was the general theme of the 29th international symposium of the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society in Kirchberg. Worldwide leading philosophers accepted the invitation to come to the conference, whose results are published in this volume, edited by Christian Kanzian & Edmund Runggaldier. The sections are dedicated to the philosophy of Wittgenstein, Logics and Philosophy of Language, Decision- and Action Theory, Ethical Aspects of the Intercultural Dialogue, Intercultural Dialogue, and last not least to Social Ontology. Our edition include (among others) contributions authored by Peter Hacker, Jennifer Hornsby, John Hyman, Michael Kober, Richard Rorty, Hans Rott, Gerhard Schurz, Barry Smith, Pirmin Stekeler-Weithofer, Franz Wimmer, and Kwasi Wiredu.

Vol 4: (2007) Georg Gasser (Ed.): How Successful is Naturalism?

Publications of the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society – New Series Vol. 4 (2007). Georg Gasser (Ed.): How Successful is Naturalism? Heusenstamm: ontos verlag.

Naturalism is the reigning creed in analytic philosophy. Naturalists claim that natural science provides a complete account of all forms of existence. According to the naturalistic credo there are no aspects of human existence which transcend methods and explanations of science. Our concepts of the self, the mind, subjectivity, human freedom or responsibility is to be defined in terms of established sciences. The aim of the present volume is to draw the balance of naturalism’s success so far. Unlike other volumes it does not contain a collection of papers which unanimously reject naturalism. Naturalists and anti-naturalists alike unfold their positions discussing the success or failure of naturalistic approaches. “How successful is naturalism?” shows where the lines of agreement and disagreement between naturalists and their critics are to be located in contemporary philosophical discussion. With contributions of Rudder Lynne Baker, Johannes Brandl, Helmut Fink, Ulrich Frey, Georg Gasser & Matthias Stefan, Peter S.M. Hacker, Winfried Löffler, Nancey Murphy, Josef Quitterer, Michael Rea, Thomas Sukopp, Konrad Talmont-Kaminski and Gerd Vollmer.

Vol 5: (2007) Chr. Kanzian, M. Legenhausen (Eds.): Substance and Attribute. Western and Islamic Traditions in Dialogue

Publications of the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society – New Series Vol. 5 (2007). Chr. Kanzian, M. Legenhausen (Eds.): Substance and Attribute. Western and Islamic Traditions in Dialogue. Heusenstamm: ontos verlag.

The aim of this volume is to investigate the topic of Substance and Attribute. The way leading to this aim is a dialogue between Islamic and Western Philosophy. Our project is motivated by the observation that the historical roots of Islamic and of Western Philosophy are very similar. Thus some of the articles in this volume are dedicated to the history of philosophy, in Islamic thinking as well as in Western traditions. But the dialogue between Islamic and Western Philosophy is not only an historical issue, it also has systematic relevance for actual philosophical questions. The topic Substance and Attribute particularly has an important history in both traditions; and it has systematic relevance for the actual ontological debate. The volume includes contributions (among others) by Hans Burkhardt, Hans Kraml, Muhammad Legenhausen, Michal Loux, Pedro Schmechtig, Muhammad Shomali, Erwin Tegtmeier, and Daniel von Wachter.

Vol 6: (2008) Alois Pichler, Herbert Hrachovec (Eds.): Wittgenstein and the Philosophy of Information

Publications of the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society – New Series Vol. 6 (2008). Alois Pichler, Herbert Hrachovec (Eds.): Wittgenstein and the Philosophy of Information. Heusenstamm: ontos verlag.

This is the first of two volumes of the proceedings from the 30th International Wittgenstein Symposium in Kirchberg, August 2007. In addition to several new contributions to Wittgenstein research (by N. Garver, M. Kross, St. Majetschak, K. Neumer, V. Rodych, L. M. Valdés-Villanueva), this volume contains articles with a special focus on digital Wittgenstein research and Wittgenstein's role for the understanding of the digital turn (by L. Bazzocchi, A. Biletzki, J. de Mul, P. Keicher, D. Köhler, K. Mayr, D. G. Stern), as well as discussions – not necessarily from a Wittgensteinian perspective – about issues in the philosophy of information, including computational ontologies (by D. Apollon, G. Chaitin, F. Dretske, L. Floridi, Y. Okamoto, M. Pasin and E. Motta).

Vol 7: (2008) Herbert Hrachovec, Alois Pichler (Eds.): Philosophy of the Information Society

Publications of the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society – New Series Vol. 7 (2008). Herbert Hrachovec, Alois Pichler (Eds.): Philosophy of the Information Society. Heusenstamm: ontos verlag.

This is the second of two volumes of the proceedings from the 30th International Wittgenstein Symposium in Kirchberg, August 2007. It contains selected contributions on the Philosophy of media, Philosophy of the Internet, on Ethics and the political economy of information society. Also included are papers presented in a workshop on electronic philosophy resources and open source/open access.

Vol 8: (2008) Jesús Padilla Gálvez (Ed.): Phenomenology as Grammar

Publications of the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society – New Series Vol. 8 (2008). Jesús Padilla Gálvez (Ed.): Phenomenology as Grammar. Heusenstamm: ontos verlag.

This volume gathers papers, which were read at the congress held at the University of Castilla-La Mancha in Toledo (Spain), in September 2007, under the general subject of phenomenology. The book is devoted to Wittgenstein’s thoughts on phenomenology. One of its aims is to consider and examine the lasting importance of phenomenology for philosophic discussion. For E. Husserl phenomenology was a discipline that endeavoured to describe how the world is constituted and experienced through a series of conscious acts. His fundamental concept was that of intentional consciousness. What did drag Wittgenstein into working on phenomenology? In his “middle period” work, Wittgenstein used the headline “Phenomenology is Grammar”. These cornerstones can be signalled by notions like language, grammar, rule, visual space versus Euclidean space, minima visibilia and colours. L. Wittgenstein’s main interest takes the form of a research on language.

Vol 9: (2009) W. Kellerwessel: Wittgensteins Sprachphilosophie in den „Philosophischen Untersuchungen“

Publications of the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society – New Series Vol. 9 (2009). W. Kellerwessel: Wittgensteins Sprachphilosophie in den „Philosophischen Untersuchungen“. Heusenstamm: ontos verlag.

Bei der Studie handelt es sich um eine Paragraphen für Paragraphen erläuternde Interpretation der „Philosophischen Untersuchungen“. Sie wendet sich an alle an Wittgensteins Philosophie Interessierte, insbesondere an Studierende und Schüler. Inhaltlich setzt sie einen Schwerpunkt auf die Sprachphilosophie. Didaktisch versucht sie, den Text Schritt für Schritt verständlich zu machen, und Wittgensteins – oft implizit bleibende – Auseinander­setzungen mit anderen philoso­phischen Positionen (der philosophischen Tradition und der analytischen Sprach­philosophie) deutlicher hervortreten zu lassen. Daher finden sich in der Studie weitergehende Erläuterungen, die einige bedeutsame philo­sophiekritische Konsequenzen der „Philosophischen Untersuchungen“ herausstellen. Abgeschlossen wird der Text durch eine Zusammenfassung und eine Gegenüberstellung der Wittgensteinschen Sprach­philosophie mit bedeutsamen Konzeptionen anderer sprachanalytischer Philosophen.

Vol 10: (2009) John Edelman (Ed.): Sense and Reality. Essays out of Swansea

Publications of the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society – New Series Vol. 10 (2009). John Edelman (Ed.): Sense and Reality. Essays out of Swansea. Heusenstamm: ontos verlag.

Publications of the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society – New Series Vol. 10. Heusenstamm: ontos verlag. This book is a collection of essays each of which discusses the work of one of eight individuals – Rush Rhees, Peter Winch, R. F. Holland, J. R. Jones, H. O. Mounce, D. Z. Phillips, Ilham Dilman and R.W. Beardsmore – who taught philosophy at the University of Wales, Swansea, for some time from the 1950s through to the 1990s and so contributed to what in some circles came to be known as ‘the Swansea School’. These eight essays are in turn followed by a ninth that, drawing on the previous eight, offers something of a critical overview of philosophy at Swansea during that same period. The essays are not primarily historical in character. Instead they aim at both the critical assessment and the continuation of the sort of philosophical work that during those years came to be especially associated with philosophy at Swansea, work that is deeply indebted to the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein but also distinctively sensitive to the relevance of literary works to philosophical reflection.

Vol 11: (2009) Alexander Hieke, Hannes Leitgeb (Eds.): Reduction – Abstraction – Analysis.

Publications of the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society – New Series Vol. 11 (2009). Alexander Hieke, Hannes Leitgeb (Eds.): Reduction – Abstraction – Analysis. Heusenstamm: ontos verlag.

Philosophers often have tried to either reduce “disagreeable” objects or concepts to (more) acceptable objects or concepts. Reduction is regarded attractive by those who subscribe to an ideal of ontological parsimony. But the topic is not just restricted to traditional metaphysics or ontology. In the philosophy of mathematics, abstraction principles, such as Hume’s principle, have been suggested to support a reconstruction of mathematics by logical means only. In the philosophy of language and the philosophy of science, the logical analysis of language has long been regarded to be the dominating paradigm, and liberalized projects of logical reconstruction remain to be driving forces of modern philosophy. This volume collects contributions comprising all those topics, including articles by Alexander Bird, Jaakko Hintikka, James Ladyman, Rohit Parikh, Gerhard Schurz, Peter Simons, Crispin Wright and Edward N. Zalta.

Vol 12: (2009) Alexander Hieke, Hannes Leitgeb (Eds.): Reduction. Between the Mind and the Brain

Publications of the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society – New Series Vol. 12 (2009). Alexander Hieke, Hannes Leitgeb (Eds.): Reduction. Between the Mind and the Brain. Heusenstamm: ontos verlag.

The investigation of the mind has been one of the major concerns of our philosophical tradition and it still is a dominant subject in modern philosophy as well as in science. Many philosophers in the scientific tradition want to solve the “puzzles of the mind”. But many philosophers in the very same tradition do regard these puzzles as puzzles of the brain. So, whilst the former think of the mental as something of its own kind, the latter deny that philosophy of mind has to do with anything else but the brain. And then there are those who think that reduction is the way to go: maybe the mental is brain-dependent and hence reducible to the physical, in some way. This volume collects contributions comprising all those points of view, including articles by William Bechtel, Jerry Fodor, Jaegwon Kim, Joëlle Proust and Patrick Suppes.

Vol 13: (2009) Elena Tatievskaya: Wittgenstein über das Verstehen

Publications of the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society – New Series Vol. 13 (2009). Elena Tatievskaya: Wittgenstein über das Verstehen. Heusenstamm: ontos verlag.

Das Verstehen legt Wittgenstein einem Ich bei: Einer versteht, indem er Zeichen anwendet. Anwendbare Zeichen sind Symbole: Sie werden bedeutsam, wenn sie in Zusammenhang mit anderen Zeichen gebracht werden und eine Funktion in der kognitiven oder praktischen Aneignung der Welt erfüllen. Symbole gehören zu Symbolsystemen und können als Vorschriften für symbolische, d.h. semiotische und insbesondere logische, Operationen mit Zeichen aufgefasst werden. Die Veränderung der Wittgensteinschen Auffassung des Verstehens besteht vor allem im Anerkennen der Erfahrung der Sozialisation als einer der wichtigsten Voraussetzungen der sinnvollen Anwendung von Zeichen. Diese Veränderung, ihre Quellen und Wirkungen sind das Thema dieses Buches.

Vol 14: (2010) V. Munz, K. Puhl, J. Wang (Eds.): Language and World. Part One. Essays on the Philosophy of Wittgenstein

Publications of the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society – New Series Vol. 14 (2010). V. Munz, K. Puhl, J. Wang (Eds.): Language and World. Part One. Essays on the Philosophy of Wittgenstein. Heusenstamm: ontos verlag.

This first of two volumes brings together invited papers of the 32 Symposium (Kirchberg/W. (Austria), 2009). The relation between language and the world was undoubtedly one if not the central issue in Wittgenstein’s whole philosophical oeuvre. His one hundred and twentieth birthday provided an occasion for foregrounding this aspect of his work. A special workshop was dedicated to new aspects of Wittgenstein’s Nachlass. In this volume Frank Cioffi, Peter Hacker, Ian Hacking, Roy Harris, Lars Hertzberg, Jaakko Hintikka, Marie McGinn, Danièle Moyal-Sharrock, Hans Sluga among others provide substantial contributions on various aspects of Wittgenstein’s writings such as the philosophy of mathematics, the problem of rule following or the relation between meaning and use.

Vol 15: (2010) V. Munz, K. Puhl, J. Wang (Eds.): Language and World. Part Two. Signs, Minds and Actions

Publications of the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society – New Series Vol. 15 (2010). V. Munz, K. Puhl, J. Wang (Eds.): Language and World. Part Two. Signs, Minds and Actions. Heusenstamm: ontos verlag.

This second of two volumes brings together invited papers of the 32 Symposium (Kirchberg/W. (Austria), 2009). The collection not only contains articles related to some of Wittgenstein’s central arguments but also holds contributions that deal with the role and function of signs, as well as with the relations between language and action, consciousness and metaphysics. An interdisciplinary workshop was dedicated to “Wittgenstein and Literature”, an area of study which has been prominent in the philosophical discourse of the last decade. Contributors to this volume are Anat Biletzki, Michael Dummett, Laurence Goldstein, Peter Janich, Brian McGuinness, Marjorie Perloff, David Schalkwyk, Joachim Schulte, Pirmin Stekeler-Weithofer, David Stern, Eike von Savigny among others.

Vol 16: (2011) R. Heinrich, E. Nemeth, W. Pichler, D. Wagner (Eds.): Image and Imaging in Philosophy, Science

Publications of the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society – New Series Vol. 16 (2011). R. Heinrich, E. Nemeth, W. Pichler, D. Wagner (Eds.): Image and Imaging in Philosophy, Science. Heusenstamm: ontos verlag.

What is an image? How can we describe the experience of looking at images, and how do they become meaningful to us? In what sense are images like or unlike propositions? Participants of the 33rd International Wittgenstein Symposium―philosophers as well as historians of art, science, and literature―provide many stimulating answers. Some of the contributions are dedicated to Wittgenstein’s thoughts on images while others testify to the important role notions coined or inspired by Wittgenstein―“seeing as”, “picture games” and the dichotomy of “saying and showing”―play in the field of picture theory today. This first volume of the Proceedings of the 2010 conference addresses readers interested in the history and theory of images, and in the philosophy of Wittgenstein.

Vol 17: (2011) R. Heinrich, E. Nemeth, W. Pichler, D. Wagner (Eds.): Image and Imaging in Philosophy, Science

Publications of the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society – New Series Vol. 17 (2011). R. Heinrich, E. Nemeth, W. Pichler, D. Wagner (Eds.): Image and Imaging in Philosophy, Science. Heusenstamm: ontos verlag.

Diagrams are an essential part of the most diverse processes of communication and cognition. Indeed, today the production of all kinds of text (including this one) is mediated by diagrammatic tools to be found on computer desktops. Not surprisingly, then, diagrams have become the object of much historical and theoretical work. This book―volume 2 of the Proceedings of the 33rd International Wittgenstein Symposium―is dedicated to this quickly growing field of interdisciplinary research. It includes contributions from philosophy, sociology (space syntax), art history, and history of science. Historically, there is a focus on Otto Neurath and his famous visual language (ISOTYPE), while the new attempts at theorizing diagrams presented here are mainly inspired by Charles Sanders Peirce and Ludwig Wittgenstein.

Vol 18: (2011) Henrik Voß: Grenzen grammatischer Willkür bei Wittgenstein

Publications of the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society – New Series Vol. 18 (2011). Henrik Voß: Grenzen grammatischer Willkür bei Wittgenstein. Heusenstamm: ontos verlag.

Wittgensteins Grammatikbegriff ist eigentümlich weit gefasst, das heißt er beinhaltet nicht nur die Regeln für die Anordnung von Wörtern, sondern letztlich alles, was zur Bedeutung eines Begriffes beiträgt. Wittgenstein sieht Grammatik als gleichermaßen mit Willkürlichem und mit Nicht-Willkürlichem verwandt an, wobei der Willkür durch die menschliche Natur und soziale Praktiken Grenzen gesetzt sind. Dieses Buch untersucht genau diese Grenzen mit den Mitteln und Ergebnissen der neuesten linguistischen und kognitionswissenschaftlichen Forschung näher, um die zunächst recht spekulativ anmutenden Argumente Wittgensteins für die Möglichkeit alternativer Grammatiken in Bereichen wie den Farben, der Arithmetik u.a. zu prüfen und über deren Ergebnisse Rückschlüsse zu ziehen auf Grammatiken allgemein und deren Willkürlichkeit.


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