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)

Saturday, March 29, 2008

In a matter of fact, objects intertwine like links in a chain and relate in a specific way.

The way its objects relate in the matter of fact is its structure, it is its form that makes that structure possible. The structures of its matters of fact make up the structure of a fact.

The entirety of matters of fact that are the case is the world and also determines which matters of fact are not the case. Whether matters of fact are the case or not constitutes reality. (We also call their being the case a positive and their not being the case a negative reality.) Matters of fact are independent of each other, so from one matter of fact which is the case or not, we cannot conclude whether another is.

All of reality is the world.

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