Ludwig Wittgenstein Philosophical Society


Ludwig Wittgenstein Philosophical Society

It is a philosophical platform of students and scholars in the field of the philosophy of Wittgenstein with an Indian perspective for interaction and exchange of thoughts throughout the world. There is a need to reflect upon the philosophical ideas in their holistic pattern irrespective of the boundaries of various kinds of forms of life. This is not to be a mere comparative philosophizing but to see how could the East and the West incorporate other’s perspective into their own for having a cosmic vision (drsti) while following the Vedantic precept Aa no bhadrah rtvo yantu vishwatah.


5 th Wittgenstein Conference of Ludwig Wittgenstein Philosophical Society

Aspects of Indian Philosophy and Wittgenstein

Various aspects of Indian Philosophy, viz. Philosophy of Language, Epistemology, Metaphysics, Ethics, and Logic have their resemblances with the philosophy of Wittgenstein which have so far, to a great extent, remained unexplored. The resemblances between any two philosophies serve inputs for a comparative philosophizing. Even a cursory reflection on these resemblances
shows that Indian Philosophy and Wittgensteinian Philosophy are closer, not only in their
methodology, aphoristic style, but also in their approaches to various philosophical problems.

We learn from Ray Monk’s Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Duty of Geniusthat Wittgenstein had advised his student K J Shah to go back to India and follow Gandhi. Some Indian Wittgensteinians such as Suresh Chandra has written about the points of the convergence of the thoughts of Wittgenstein and Gandhi on the critique of modern western civilization. It seems that there is a possibility of exploration of many other points of convergences between these two thinkers.


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Office Bearers

Prof. H.S. Upadhyaya


Department of Philosophy
Allhabad University
+91 9415646450

Dr. Ratikanta Panda

Vice President

Associate Professor
Department of HSS
IIT Bombay
+91 9869316595

Prof. K. C. Pandey


Department of Philosophy
University of Lucknow
+91 9451050439

Prof. D.N. Yadav


Department of Philosophy
DDU Gorakhpur University

Dr. Enakshi Ray Mitra

Joint Secretary

Assistant Professor
Department of Philosophy
University of Delhi
+91 8130160537, +91 9582524302

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5 th Wittgenstein Conference of Ludwig Wittgenstein Philosophical Society

Date: 29th - 30th Dec, 2020
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