A sortable table of Wittgenstein's lectures, and publications thereof

by Alois Pichler, Wittgenstein Archives at the University of Bergen (also see "A sortable table of Wittgenstein's Nachlass").

The following table can be sorted according to
  • Lecture course / lecture / talk (CMSC = Cambridge Moral Sciences Club)
  • Title of the course / lecture / talk
  • Date of the course / lecture / talk
  • Source for publication
  • Publication
  • Publication in German
Most of the data below is derived from J. Klagge's "The Wittgenstein Lectures" in Ludwig Wittgenstein: Public and Private Occasions (Klagge & Nordman 2003), pp. 331-367, where more details can be found. Naturally, another indispensible source of information are the lecture course editions themselves.

Please note that I have simplified the dating of the Cambridge Lent, Easter and Michaelmas terms.

For editors and bibliographic details see the bibliography in Pichler, Biggs & Uffelmann 2011 (updated 2019).

Lecture (course) / TalkTitleDateSource for publicationPublicationGerman edition
Presentation at British Psychological Society, Cambridge Experiment on Rhythm (Demonstration), by L. Wittgenstein and B. Muscio (Introduced by C.S. Myers)1912.07.13
CMSC talk What is Philosophy?1912.11.29
Presentation at new laboratory for experimental psychology, Cambridge Demonstration "Of an Apparatus for Psychological Investigation Of Rhythm"1913.05.15
Lecture at Aristotelian Society, Nottingham About Generality and Infinity in Mathematics1929.07.13
Lecture at Heretics Society, Cambridge Ethics1929.11.17Ms-139a, Ms-139b, Ts-207Lecture on Ethics (LE 1965)Ethik. Ein Vortrag von Ludwig Wittgenstein (LE 1968)
Vortrag über Ethik (LE 1989)
CMSC talk Evidence for the Existence of Other Minds1930.01.31
1930-I (Lent) Philosophy1930.01.-03.Notes by G.E. Moore

Notes by D. Lee, J. King
Wittgensteins Lectures in 1930-33 (MWL, 1954-55)
Wittgenstein's Lectures Cambridge 1930-32 (LWL, 1980)
Wittgenstein: Lectures Cambridge 1930-33 - From the Notes of G. E. Moore (LC, 2016)
Ludwig Wittgenstein. Vorlesungen 1930-1935 (LWL 1984)
1930-II (Easter)Philosophy1930.04.-06.Notes by G.E. Moore

Notes by D. Lee, J. King
Wittgensteins Lectures in 1930-33 (MWL, 1954-55)
Wittgenstein's Lectures Cambridge 1930-32 (LWL, 1980)
Wittgenstein: Lectures Cambridge 1930-33 - From the Notes of G. E. Moore (LC, 2016)
Ludwig Wittgenstein. Vorlesungen 1930-1935 (LWL 1984)
Lecture at Trinity Mathematical Society, Cambridge The Foundations of Mathematics1930.05.28
1930-III (Michaelmas)Philosophy1930.10.-12.Notes by G.E. Moore

Notes by D. Lee, J. King
Wittgensteins Lectures in 1930-33 (MWL, 1954-55)
Wittgenstein's Lectures Cambridge 1930-32 (LWL, 1980)
Wittgenstein: Lectures Cambridge 1930-33 - From the Notes of G. E. Moore (LC, 2016)
Ludwig Wittgenstein. Vorlesungen 1930-1935 (LWL 1984)
1931-I (Lent) Philosophy1931.01.-03.Notes by G.E. Moore

Notes by D. Lee, J. King
Wittgensteins Lectures in 1930-33 (MWL, 1954-55)
Wittgenstein's Lectures Cambridge 1930-32 (LWL, 1980)
Wittgenstein: Lectures Cambridge 1930-33 - From the Notes of G. E. Moore (LC, 2016)
Ludwig Wittgenstein. Vorlesungen 1930-1935 (LWL 1984)
1931-II (Easter)Philosophy1931.04.-06.Notes by G.E. Moore

Notes by D. Lee, J. King
Wittgensteins Lectures in 1930-33 (MWL, 1954-55)
Wittgenstein's Lectures Cambridge 1930-32 (LWL, 1980)
Wittgenstein: Lectures Cambridge 1930-33 - From the Notes of G. E. Moore (LC, 2016)
Ludwig Wittgenstein. Vorlesungen 1930-1935 (LWL 1984)
1931-III (Michaelmas)Philosophy1931.10.-12.Notes by G.E. Moore

Notes by D. Lee, J. King
Wittgensteins Lectures in 1930-33 (MWL, 1954-55)
Wittgenstein's Lectures Cambridge 1930-32 (LWL, 1980)
Wittgenstein: Lectures Cambridge 1930-33 - From the Notes of G. E. Moore (LC, 2016)
Ludwig Wittgenstein. Vorlesungen 1930-1935 (LWL 1984)
1932-I (Lent) Philosophy1932.01.-03.Notes by G.E. Moore

Notes by D. Lee, J. King
Wittgensteins Lectures in 1930-33 (MWL, 1954-55)
Wittgenstein's Lectures Cambridge 1930-32 (LWL, 1980)
Wittgenstein: Lectures Cambridge 1930-33 - From the Notes of G. E. Moore (LC, 2016)
Ludwig Wittgenstein. Vorlesungen 1930-1935 (LWL 1984)
1932-II (Easter)Philosophy1932.04.-06.Notes by G.E. Moore

Notes by D. Lee, J. King
Wittgensteins Lectures in 1930-33 (MWL, 1954-55)
Wittgenstein's Lectures Cambridge 1930-32 (LWL, 1980)
Wittgenstein: Lectures Cambridge 1930-33 - From the Notes of G. E. Moore (LC, 2016)
Ludwig Wittgenstein. Vorlesungen 1930-1935 (LWL 1984)
1932-III (Michaelmas)Philosophy1932.10.-12.Notes by G.E. Moore

Notes by A. Ambrose, M. Macdonald
Wittgensteins Lectures in 1930-33 (MWL 1954-55)
Wittgenstein's Lectures Cambridge 1932-35 (AWL 1979)
Wittgenstein: Lectures Cambridge 1930-33 - From the Notes of G. E. Moore (LC, 2016)
Ludwig Wittgenstein. Vorlesungen 1930-1935 (AWL 1984)
1933-I (Lent) Philosophy1933.01.-03.Notes by G.E. Moore

Notes by A. Ambrose, M. Macdonald
Wittgensteins Lectures in 1930-33 (MWL 1954-55)
Wittgenstein's Lectures Cambridge 1932-35 (AWL 1979)
Wittgenstein: Lectures Cambridge 1930-33 - From the Notes of G. E. Moore (LC, 2016)
Ludwig Wittgenstein. Vorlesungen 1930-1935 (AWL 1984)
1933-II (Easter)Philosophy1933.04.-06.Notes by G.E. Moore

Notes by A. Ambrose, M. Macdonald
Wittgensteins Lectures in 1930-33 (MWL 1954-55)
Wittgenstein's Lectures Cambridge 1932-35 (AWL 1979)
Wittgenstein: Lectures Cambridge 1930-33 - From the Notes of G. E. Moore (LC, 2016)
Ludwig Wittgenstein. Vorlesungen 1930-1935 (AWL 1984)
1933-III (Michaelmas) Philosophy for Mathematicians1933.10.-12.
1934-I (Lent) Philosophy1934.01.-03.
1934-II (Easter)Philosophy1934.04.-06.
1934-III (Michaelmas) Philosophy1934.10.-12.Notes by A. Ambrose, M. MacdonaldWittgenstein's Lectures Cambridge 1932-35 (AWL 1979)Ludwig Wittgenstein. Vorlesungen 1930-1935 (AWL 1984)
1935-I (Lent) Philosophy1935.01.-03.Notes by A. Ambrose, M. MacdonaldWittgenstein's Lectures Cambridge 1932-35 (AWL 1979)Ludwig Wittgenstein. Vorlesungen 1930-1935 (AWL 1984)
1935-II (Easter) Philosophy1935.04.-06.Notes by A. Ambrose, M. MacdonaldWittgenstein's Lectures Cambridge 1932-35 (AWL 1979)Ludwig Wittgenstein. Vorlesungen 1930-1935 (AWL 1984)
1935-III (Michaelmas) Philosophy1935.10.-12.
1936-I (Lent) Philosophy1936.01.-03.Notes by R. RheesThe Language of Sense Data and Private Experience (RSD 1984)
1936-II (Easter) Philosophy1936.04.-06.Notes by R. RheesThe Language of Sense Data and Private Experience (RSD 1984)
1938-I (Lent) Philosophy1938.01.-03.Notes by Y. Smythies, R. Rhees, J. TaylorLectures and Conversations on Aesthetics, Psychology and Religious Belief (LA 1966)
Cause and Effect: Intuitive Awareness (CE 1976)
Vorlesungen und Gespräche über Ästhetik, Psychologie und Religion (LA 1968)
Cause and Effect: Intuitive Awareness (UW 1976)
1938-II (Easter) Philosophy1938.04.-06.Notes by Y. Smythies, R. Rhees, J. TaylorLectures and Conversations on Aesthetics, Psychology and Religious Belief (LA 1966)
Cause and Effect: Intuitive Awareness (CE 1976)
Wittgenstein's Whewell's Court Lectures Cambridge 1938-41 (WCL, 2017)
Vorlesungen und Gespräche über Ästhetik, Psychologie und Religion (LA 1968)
Cause and Effect: Intuitive Awareness (UW 1976)
1939-I (Lent) Philosophy1939.01.-03.Notes by R.G. Bosanquet, N. Malcolm, R. Rhees, Y. SmythiesWittgenstein's Lectures on the Foundations of Mathematics, Cambridge 1939 (LFM 1976)Wittgensteins Vorlesungen über die Grundlagen der Mathematik, Cambridge, 1939 (LFM 1978)
1939-II (Easter) Philosophy1939.04.-06.Notes by R.G. Bosanquet, N. Malcolm, R. Rhees, Y. SmythiesWittgenstein's Lectures on the Foundations of Mathematics, Cambridge 1939 (LFM 1976)Wittgensteins Vorlesungen über die Grundlagen der Mathematik, Cambridge, 1939 (LFM 1978)
1939-III (Michaelmas) Philosophy1939.10.-12.Notes by Y. Smythies

Notes by N. Malcolm
Wittgenstein's Whewell's Court Lectures Cambridge 1938-41 (WCL, 2017)
CMSC talk 1939.02.23
CMSC talk Causal and Logical Necessities1940.02.02
1940-I (Lent) Philosophy1940.01.-03.Notes by Y. Smythies, R. Rhees, J. Taylor

Notes by N. Malcolm
Lectures and Conversations on Aesthetics, Psychology and Religious Belief (LA 1968)
Wittgenstein's Whewell's Court Lectures Cambridge 1938-41 (WCL, 2017)
Lecture at Trinity Mathematical Society, Cambridge The Descent of Mathematics1940.02.19
1940-II (Easter) Philosophy1940.04.-06.Notes by Y. Smythies

Notes by R. Rand
Wittgenstein's Whewell's Court Lectures Cambridge 1938-41 (WCL, 2017)
Wittgensteins Vorlesung über den Glauben (WVG, 2004)
1940-III (Michaelmas) Philosophy1940.10.-12.Notes by Y. Smythies

Notes by R. Rand
A Lecture on Freedom of the Will (YSF 1989)
A Lecture on Freedom of the Will (YSF 1993)
Wittgenstein's Whewell's Court Lectures Cambridge 1938-41 (WCL, 2017)
Wittgensteins Vorlesung über den Glauben (WVG, 2004)
CMSC talk Other Minds1940.10.25
1941-I (Lent) Philosophy1941.01.-03.Notes by Y. Smythies

Notes by R. Rand
Wittgenstein's Whewell's Court Lectures Cambridge 1938-41 (WCL, 2017)
Wittgensteins Vorlesung über den Glauben (WVG, 2004)
1941-II (Easter) Philosophy1941.04.-06.Notes by R. RandWittgensteins Vorlesung über den Glauben (WVG, 2004)
1941-III (Michaelmas) Philosophy1941.10.-12.
1942-I (Lent) Philosophy1942.01.-03.
1942-II (Easter) Philosophy1942.04.-06.
1942-III (Michaelmas) Philosophy1942.10.-12.
1943-I (Lent) Philosophy1943.01.-03.
1944-III (Michaelmas) Philosophy1944.10.-12.
1945-I (Lent) Philosophy1945.01.-03.
1945-II (Easter) Philosophy1945.04.-06.
1945-III (Michaelmas) Philosophy1945.10.-12.
1946-I (Lent) Philosophy1946.01.-03.
1946-II (Easter) Philosophy1946.04.-06.
Two lectures at University College Swansea Motives and Causes1946.04.10 and 1946.04.17
CMSC talk 1945.02.22
CMSC talk 1945.10.25
CMSC talk Philosophy1946.11.14
1947-I (Lent) Philosophy1947.01.-03.Notes by P. Geach, K.J. Shah, A.C. Jackson Lectures on Philosophical Psychology 1946-47 (PGL 1988) Ludwig Wittgenstein. Vorlesungen über die Philosophie der Psychologie (PGL 1991)
1947-II (Easter) Philosophy1947.04.-06.Notes by P. Geach, K.J. Shah, A.C. Jackson Lectures on Philosophical Psychology 1946-47 (PGL 1988) Ludwig Wittgenstein. Vorlesungen über die Philosophie der Psychologie (PGL 1991)
Opening of discussion at Jowett Society Meeting, Oxford Opening the discussion of a paper given by Oscar Woods on Descartes's "Cogito, Ergo Sum"1947.05.14
1946-III (Michaelmas) Philosophy1946.10.-12.Notes by P. Geach, K.J. Shah, A.C. Jackson Lectures on Philosophical Psychology 1946-47 (PGL 1988) Ludwig Wittgenstein. Vorlesungen über die Philosophie der Psychologie (PGL 1991)
Two talks at Cornell Graduate Student Colloquia and discussion with Cornell Philosophy Club, Ithaca The Problems of Knowledge and Certainty1949.09.
Talk at Kraft Circle Meeting, Vienna What One Sees When Looking through a Micrscope1950.03.01?