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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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This course is part of the Summer Programme 2022.

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We will consider the events that led to Wittgenstein’s initial visits to Trinity College to meet Bertrand Russell, and then to his return to Cambridge in 1929. These visits to Cambridge coincide with the traditional separation of Wittgenstein's ‘early’ writings and his ‘later’ writings. These contributions are, in turn, associated with key developments in the history of philosophy—the rise of Logical Positivism and the lasting influence of Ordinary Language Philosophy. These developments, whilst significant, can be seen to be based on misinterpretations of Wittgenstein's works. In closing, we will look in detail at Wittgenstein’s ethical philosophy—a much-underrated element of his thought and, arguably, the main driving force behind his philosophy.


Course dates

24 Jul 2022 to 30 Jul 2022

Course duration

1 week

Apply by

26 Jun 2022

Course director

Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


International Summer Programme
Sidgwick Site
United Kingdom

Qualifications / Credits

Credits dependent on home institution

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

Course code