The Unknown von Wright

The Unknown von Wright is a 3-year cross-disciplinary project funded by The Society of Swedish Literature in Finland (Svenska litteratursällskapet i Finland, SLS). It is led by Professor Thomas Wallgren, the Director of WWA. The project runs 1.1.2017–31.12.2019, and is closely associated with The von Wright and Wittgenstein Research Seminar.

Project Description

Involving researchers from the fields of philosophy and history, the principal aim of the project is to bring attention to parts of Georg Henrik von Wright’s philosophical career and his role as Ludwig Wittgenstein’s friend and literary executor, which hitherto have remained virtually unknown to research and a wider public. The project involves both the publishing of letters and other archival holdings, as well as research based on these.

More information on the website of SLS (available in Swedish only).