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See Death and Life in Dzerzhinsk

Wendland A. J.

The Moscow Times. 2019.

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Surprises in Logic: When Dynamic Formality Meets Interactive Compositionality
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Dragalina-Chernaya E.

In bk.: Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics. Proceedings of the 41st International Ludwig Wittgenstein Symposium. Vol. 27. Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter, 2019.

Ludwig Wittgenstein: Prospects for Contemporary Practical Philosophy

The international conference «Ludwig Wittgenstein: Prospects for Contemporary Practical Philosophy» were held at the Higher School of Economics (HSE), Moscow on December 11-13, 2014.

Does Wittgenstein's injunction to “silence” on certain ethical matters prevent his being a thinker of the ethical stakes of philosophy? It is not easy to single the religious and ethical agenda out of Wittgenstein’s contradictory heritage. He had a lifelong interest in religion and claimed to see every problem from a religious point of view, but never committed himself to any formal religion. His various remarks on ethics also suggest a particular point of view, and Wittgenstein often spoke of ethics and religion together. What is the nature of goodness? Can value or meaning the world be found in the world itself? What makes the difference between a happy world and an unhappy one ? Why is there no answer to the problem of life – the solution is the disappearance of the problem? Can the rule-following paradox be solved? What are the relations between the language and the activity? All these and many other questions were analyzed by the conference participants.


  • JoaquínJareño. EL SILENCIO DE LA RAZÓN  Joaquín Jareño WITTGENSTEIN RUSIA.pdf
  • Yuri Vasilenko. Wittgenstein's philosophy: transcultural communication problems
  • Antonia Soulez. What kind of efficiency can be expected from a method of description as a praxis? (на англ. яз.) Soulez A. What kind of efficiency.pdf
  • Valery Sourovtsev "Important nonsense": F.P. Ramsey on practical philosophy of L. Wittgenstein

In the final discussion after the event organizers and participants of the conference agreed that it is necessary to continue the critical analysis of practical philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein in the context of the various areas of modern social and humanitarian studies, and develop joint projects dedicated to this research.