An Evening with Wittgenstein

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An Evening with Wittgenstein

  • Thu 12 Mar 2015
  • 7:00PM
Woodcut by Sean Lingwood - 'Anonymous Hands' atelier, London
Woodcut by Sean Lingwood - 'Anonymous Hands' atelier, London

Austrian Cultural Forum London

28 Rutland GateLondon SW7 1PQ


T 020 7225 7300

F 020 7225 7300


Difficult to know and impossible to forget, Ludwig Wittgenstein is remembered as the greatest philosopher of the twentieth century. He published only one book in his lifetime - a masterpiece that moulded the evolution of philosophy and baffled his teachers. Spanning most of his life, from his early encounters with Bertrand Russell in Cambridge to a final trip to New York via the Russian Front, this original drama, Wittgenstein: The Crooked Roads, tracks the journeys of a tortured soul.

William Lyons, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Trinity College, Dublin, has written a moving and philosophically acute journey through successive decades of Wittgenstein's career. The play received its world premiere on 19 April 2011 at the Riverside Studios, London, directed by Nick Blackburn and generously sponsored by both the ACF, London, and the American Philosophical Association.

The evening’s launch of the play text, Wittgenstein - The Crooked Roads, by Methuen-Bloomsbury Drama, will include a talk on the Wittgenstein family by Margaret Stonborough, Ludwig’s great niece, and the first showing of a filmed scene from the play.

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