Tractatus at 100: a series of centennial lectures

May 17, 2021 - June 16, 2021
Joint Research Center in Logic, Tsinghua University, University of Amsterdam

Tsinghua University

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University of Bergen
University of Bergen
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv University
University of Zürich
University of Zürich
University of East Anglia
University of East Anglia
University of Helsinki
University of Helsinki
University of Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh
Leiden University
Leiden University
King's College London


University of Amsterdam
Tsinghua University

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Logisch-Philosophische Abhandlung – Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

1921 – 2021

A Series of Centennial Lectures

The Joint Research Center in Logic of Tsinghua University and the University of Amsterdam ( announces a series of ten lectures in commemoration of the fact that in 2021 it is a hundred years ago that Ludwig Wittgenstein’s seminal book Logisch-Philosophische Abhandlung – Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus first appeared, in Ostwald’s Annalen der Naturphilosophie.

The lectures will be given by renowned scholars and will focus on various aspects of the Tractatus: ways of reading the text; the role played by logic; the connections with ethics; the impact the book has had; and the context in which it was written.

The series is organised by Hao Tang ( and Martin Stokhof (


- Kevin Cahill, University of Bergen

- Eli Friedlander, Tel Aviv University

- Dimitris Gakis, Catholic University Leuven

- Hans-Johann Glock, Universität Zürich

- Oskari Kuusela, University of East Anglia

- Benjamin de Mesel, Catholic University of Leuven

- Sami Pihlström, University of Helsinki

- Göran Sundholm, Leiden University

- Thomas Ricketts, University of Pittsburgh

- Ben Ware, King’s College, London

The full programme, including titles of the lectures and other details, will be made available to registered participants in due course.

Date & time


The lecture series consists of ten lectures given over a five-week period, between May 17 and June 16. There will be two lectures per week, on Mondays and Wednesdays, except for the second week, when the lectures will take place on Tuesday and Thursday.


21.00 – 23.00 China (CST or UTC+8) =

15.00 – 17.00 Europe (CET or UTC+2) =

14.00 – 16.00 UK (GMT or UTC+1) =

09.00 – 11.00 US, Eastern (UTC-4)


The lecture series will take place online, via Zoom. Details about the online meeting location will be made available to registered participants in due course.

Participation & registration

Participation is free and open to all who are interested in Wittgenstein’s early work.

Participants are asked to register at the following website:


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