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)

Monday, March 24, 2008


This log is a record of a close reading of Wittgenstein's "Logisch-philosophische Abhandlung" in the original. A companion blog, "Wittgenstein's Pony" contains my English version of the text.

I decided to create a written record on the advice of Rene Des Cartes, whose "Principles of Philosophy" contains detailed instructions on how to carry on a conversation with the author by reading the work. A web log seemed the modern way to follow his advice.

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