Wittgenstein Source

Curators: Alois Pichler (2009–, Wittgenstein Archives at the University of Bergen) and Joseph Wang (2020–, Research Institute Brenner-Archiv, Innsbruck)


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Wittgenstein Source provides free access to Wittgenstein primary sources. This includes facsimiles and text editions of Wittgenstein’s philosophical manuscripts (his “Nachlass”). Wittgenstein Source is developed and run by the Wittgenstein Archives at the University of Bergen (WAB, http://wab.uib.no/) in cooperation with Joseph Wang, the Section for Digital Services at the University of Bergen Library, and net7. Scholars and organizations are invited to contribute further editions to Wittgenstein Source.

The Wittgenstein Source start page and header make use of a photograph taken by Ben Richards of Wittgenstein in Swansea in 1947; the photograph is used with the kind permission of Michael Nedo and the Cambridge Wittgenstein Archive.

Contact: alois.pichler@uib.no and Joseph.Wang@uibk.ac.at


As of October 2019, the following editions are available:

(2015-) Wittgenstein Source Bergen Nachlass Edition (read me)

(2015) Wittgenstein Source Facsimile Edition of Moore’s Notes of Wittgenstein’s Lectures (read me)

(2016) Wittgenstein Source Facsimile Edition of Tractatus Publication Materials (read me)

(2016-) Wittgenstein Source Prototractatus Tools (read me)

(2019-) Wörterbuch für Volksschulen Materials (read me)



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