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 world is all that is so.

In logic, facts comprise the world; the world is an entirety of facts, not things. The facts determine the world, for they are all the facts and taken together determine whatever is the case or not. The world can be broken down into particular facts, so that one can be the case or not and all else remain the same.

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