Wittgenstein Archives at the University of Bergen (WAB)
Interactive Dynamic Presentation (IDP) of WAB's transcriptions of the Wittgenstein Nachlass [Work in progress]
With this interactive site users can filter and present WAB's transcriptions of
This site had a precursor in the Using XML to generate research tools for Wittgenstein scholars by collaborative groupwork project (2002-03) where interactive dynamic presentation was applied to a part of Nachlass item Ms-101. With the Discovery (2006-09) and COST Action A32 (2006-10) projects, further items amounting to approx. 5000 pages were included. These items constituted the beginning of Wittgenstein Source; in the drop-down menu they are marked with "WS". Since May 27, 2016, this interactive site offers access to all of WAB's transcriptions of the Wittgenstein Nachlass, always with the most recent corrections and improvements included. An important part of the programming for the site was produced within the Norwegian Clarino project. For the site's maintenance and further development, WAB cooperates with the Section for Digital Services at the University of Bergen University Library.
Note that the transcriptions are draft versions and may contain mistakes; especially the rendering of graphics as well as logical and mathematical notation need correction and improvement. Items marked with + have (in parts) been proofread since the publication of the
Wittgenstein wrote mostly in German, but there are also items with large parts or entirely in English: MSS 139a and 139b (both Lecture on Ethics), 147, 148, 149, 150, 151, 158, 159, 160, 161, 166 (Notes for the Philosophical Lecture), 181 (Privacy of Sense Data), 301 (Notes dictated to Moore); TSS 201a1 and 201a2 (both Notes on Logic), 207 (Lecture on Ethics), 226, 247, 309 (Blue Book), 310 (Brown Book). Well-known items in German language include MSS 101-103 (World War I diaries), 104 (Prototractatus), 142 (Philosophische Untersuchungen), TSS 202, 203, 204 (all three Logisch-Philosophische Abhandlung), 213 (Big Typescript), 220, 227a, 227b, 239 (all four Philosophische Untersuchungen).
The texts are made available by permission of The Master and Fellows of Trinity College, Cambridge and the University of Bergen, Bergen, and in agreement with Oxford University Press with whom WAB cooperates towards a new
Use of this site should be acknowledged in the following way: Wittgenstein, Ludwig (2002-): Interactive Dynamic Presentation (IDP) of WAB's transcriptions of the Wittgenstein Nachlass [http://wab.uib.no/transform/wab.php?modus=opsjoner]. Bergen: WAB. Citations should be made with reference to the
For questions and comments write to Alois Pichler from WAB.