This log was inspired by "How to Read Wittgenstein" and "Ludwig Wittgenstein: the duty of genius" by Ray Monk. It is based on reading Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus by Ludwig Wittgenstein translated by D. F. Pears & B. F. McGuinness (Routledge and Kegan Paul:1963)

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

All propositions result from successive applications of negation.

The propositions of logic are tautologies. Thus, logical statements assert nothing and are used solely for analysis.

Logic is not a body of doctrine, but a reflection of the world. Thus, logic is transcendental.

Mathematics is a logical method, so a mathematical statement does not express a thought. In life, after all, it is never the mathematical proposition that we need, rather we use it only in inferences from non-mathematical propositions to others that are likewise non-mathematical.

The exploration of logic means the exploration of all regularity. That gives all propositions equal significance. Philosophical logic cannot be used to give meaning to life. Nevertheless, philosophy is not an enigma. If no answer makes sense, then neither did the question.

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