Wittgenstein and Philosophy for the 21st Century

September 9, 2022 - September 10, 2022
Centre for Philosophy, Ethics and Religion, Charles University, Prague

Hotel Olšanka
Czech Republic


  • Sekyra Foundation


University of Hertfordshire
Central European University
University of Southern Denmark
Åbo Akademi University
Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca
University of Vienna
University of Wollongong


Charles University, Prague
Masaryk University

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The conference “Wittgenstein and Philosophy for the 21st Century” aims to present and develop the relevance of Ludwig Wittgenstein’s thinking to contemporary thought. A particular focus is on future-oriented topics such as artificial intelligence, intercultural understanding, and modern epistemology. The conference is a sequel to the “Culture and Value after Wittgenstein” conference which took place in Oxford in August 2019 and “Wittgenstein and the Vienna Circle – After 100 Years” which took place in Vienna in June 2021. Organized by the Sekyra Foundation and the Centre for Philosophy, Ethics and Religion (Charles University).


Friday 9 September

8:40 Opening words by Luděk Sekyra & Jakub Mácha

9:00 Dan Hutto, A Positively Relaxed Take on Naturalism                                                          Respondent: Danièle Moyal-Sharrock

10:00 Maria Balaska, Wittgenstein on Heidegger on the Nothing                                             Respondent: Danièle Moyal-Sharrock

11:00 Hanoch Ben-Yami, Wittgenstein on the Imagination                                                        Respondent: Karel Thein

12:00 Martin Gustafsson, Practice and Context                                                                         Respondent: Olli Lagerspetz

15:00 Herbert Hrachovec, There is Method in Stupidity. Wittgenstein’s Recognition of Unculture    Respondent: Radek Schuster

16:00 Nuno Venturinha, Wittgenstein within Contemporary Epistemology                              Respondent: Gilad Nir

17:00 Sebastian Sunday Grève, Modern Socrates                                                                      Respondent: Begoña Ramón Cámara

20:00 Conference dinner

Saturday 10 September

9:00 John Hyman, The Special Question “Why?”                                                                        Respondent: Olli Lagerspetz

10:00 Modesto Gómez Alonzo, How not to Think of Philosophical Explanations: A Wittgensteinian Deconstruction of the Causal Model            Respondent:Begoña Ramón Cámara

11:00 Friedrich Stadler, Wittgenstein and the Vienna Circle – the Vienna Circle and Wittgenstein: New Light on a Complex Relationship            Respondent:Radek Schuster

12:00 Anne-Marie Christensen, Wittgensteinians Tools for a Contextual Ethics                       Respondent: Ondřej Beran

15:00 Oskari Kuusela, Language Games with “Good”: Addressing Problems from Stocker and Williams             Respondent: Franz Schörkhuber

16:00 Sofia Miguens, Wittgensteinian Ethics: Cora Diamond on Rational Capacities and “the Gulfs Between Us”               Respondent: Gilad Nir

17:00 Rupert Read, Wittgenstein as a Philosopher of Freedom                                                 Respondent: Franz Schörkhuber

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