Special Section: Wittgenstein and Applied Epistemology

Nuno Venturinha 1
  • 1 , Lisbon, Turkey
Nuno Venturinha


In this introductory piece I summarize the aims and contents of the special section on Wittgenstein and Applied Epistemology, which consists of a selection of papers presented at the 6th Symposium of the International Ludwig Wittgenstein Society that took place at the Nova University of Lisbon in 2017. After explaining the sense in which “applied epistemology” is here employed in connection with Wittgenstein’s thought, brief comments are made on papers by Natalie Alana Ashton, Anna Boncompagni, Marco Brusotti, Michel Le Du, Andrew Lugg, Sofia Miguens, Constantine Sandis, Genia Schönbaumsfeld, and Vicente Sanfélix Vidarte and Chon Tejedor.

  • Chase, James & Coady, David: The Return of Applied Epistemology, in: David Coady & James Chase (eds.): The Routledge Handbook of Applied Epistemology, Abingdon 2019, 3 – 12.

  • Coady, David: Applied Epistemology, in: Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen, Kimberley Brownlee & David Coady (eds.): A Companion to Applied Philosophy, Chichester 2017, 51 – 60.

  • Coady, David & Fricker, Miranda: Introduction to Special Issue on Applied Epistemology, in: Journal of Applied Philosophy, 34(2) (2017), 153 – 156.

  • Davies, David: Applied Aesthetics, in: Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen, Kimberley Brownlee & David Coady (eds.): A Companion to Applied Philosophy, Chichester 2017, 487 – 500.

  • Hintikka, Jaakko: Epistemology Without Knowledge and Without Belief, in: Horacio Arló-Costa, Vincent F. Hendricks & Johan van Benthem (eds.): Readings in Formal Epistemology: Sourcebook, Cham 2016, 527 – 551.

  • Venturinha, Nuno: The Epistemic Value of Holding for True, in: Journal of Philosophical Research, 40 (2015), 155 – 170.

  • Venturinha, Nuno: Description of Situations: An Essay in Contextualist Epistemology, Cham 2018.

  • Venturinha, Nuno: Wittgenstein’s Religious Epistemology and Interfaith Dialogue, in: Gorazd Andrejč & Daniel Weiss (eds.): Interpreting Interreligious Relations with Wittgenstein, Leiden (forthcoming).

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The yearbook is designed as an annual forum for Wittgenstein research. Wittgenstein-Studien [Wittgenstein Studies] publishes articles and materials on Ludwig Wittgenstein’s life, work and philosophy and on his philosophical and cultural environment.