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

The logical image of facts is thought.

Thought expresses itself perceptibly in a sentence and that thought can be expressed in a sentence in such a way that the elements of the propositional sign correspond to the objects of consideration. Only a sentence makes sense; only in the context of a sentence does a word have meaning. The sentence determines a location in logical space so that the propositional sign, applied by thinking it, is a thought.

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