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Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus By Ludwig Wittgenstein,

  • Title: Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
  • Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein
  • ISBN: 9780415254083
  • Page: 138
  • Format: Paperback
  • Perhaps the most important work of philosophy written in the twentieth century, Tractatus Logico Philosophicus was the only philosophical work that Ludwig Wittgenstein published during his lifetime Written in short, carefully numbered paragraphs of extreme brilliance, it captured the imagination of a generation of philosophers For Wittgenstein, logic was something we usePerhaps the most important work of philosophy written in the twentieth century, Tractatus Logico Philosophicus was the only philosophical work that Ludwig Wittgenstein published during his lifetime Written in short, carefully numbered paragraphs of extreme brilliance, it captured the imagination of a generation of philosophers For Wittgenstein, logic was something we use to conquer a reality which is in itself both elusive and unobtainable He famously summarized the book in the following words What can be said at all can be said clearly and what we cannot talk about we must pass over in silence David Pears and Brian McGuinness received the highest praise for their meticulous translation The work is prefaced by Bertrand Russell s original introduction to the first English edition.
    Tractatus Logico Philosophicus Perhaps the most important work of philosophy written in the twentieth century Tractatus Logico Philosophicus was the only philosophical work that Ludwig Wittgenstein published during his lifetime Wr

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    1. Donald Trump s latest protestations about having to fight the crooked media remind me of a famous passage from 5.62 of the Tractatus Was der Solipsismus n mlich m e i n t, ist ganz richtig, nur l sst es sich nicht s a g e n, sondern es zeigt sich Dass die Welt m e i n e Welt ist, das zeigt sich darin, dass die Grenzen d e r Sprache der Sprache, die allein ich verstehe die Grenzen m e i n e r Welt bedeuten.In fact what solipsism means, is quite correct, only it cannot be said, but it shows itself [...]

    2. Wittgenstein was deathly afraid of uttering nonsense whereas I, clearly, am not how else could I stomach writing so many book reviews This book is a work of high art beautiful, austere, and sweeping Wittgenstein is self consciously attempting to speak the unspeakable in his opinion, at least which is why the language is so succinct and severe He has no use for literary niceties, flowing prose, or extended exposition One gets the feeling that, for Wittgenstein, writing philosophy is repugnant, ak [...]

    3. What can I say about Tractatus that hasn t been said a million times before Crystalline gnomic dense wrong Well, I don t disagree with any of that, but it would be nice to have an image I ask my subconscious if it can come up with anything, and while I m in the shower it shows me the sequence from Terry Gilliam s 1988 movie The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, where John Neville and Eric Idle build a hot air balloon made entirely from women s lingerie.I am about to smack my subconscious upside th [...]

    4. Hmmm to rate a book you didn t understand at all that is the question Maybe like this 1 Here the Tractatus Logico Philosophicus is everything that is the case.1.1 It is the case because it is the subject of this review 1.11 This review is determined by facts In this case, all the facts that I came up with while reading the case.1.12 The subject cannot include facts that are not the case because the totality of existent facts determines what is the case, and whatever is not the case.1.121 What is [...]

    5. Like many young American readers, I made the mistake of reading the bulk of this text in an In N Out, and now it is difficult for me to think about elementary propositions without thinking about someone ordering a cheeseburger, and, subsequently, thinking about the relationship between the sign of cheeseburger and the atomic fact of the cheeseburger it refers to Wittgenstein orders his cheeseburger with the totality of everything that is the case And he eats the whole thing in under 100 pages.

    6. I was just going to write, Of what we cannot speak we must remain silent, as my review The book ends with this rather affected proposition, which actually would make a perfect book review for me as well However, it s an abomination to read or pretend to have done so a book of this stature supposedly the most important philosophical book of the 20th century, no less and not write a paragraph or two about it.Wittgenstein wrote this book in the trenches and P.O.W camps of World War I At the beginni [...]

    7. 6.52 Nosotros sentimos que incluso sitodas las posibles cuestiones cient ficaspudieran responderse, el problema denuestra vida no habr a sido m sprofundizado Desde luego que no queda yaninguna pregunta, y precisamente sta esla respuesta.6.521 La soluci n del problema de la vidaest en la desaparici n de este problema No es sta la raz n de que loshombres que han llegado a ver claro elsentido de la vida despu s de muchodudar, no sepan decir en qu consiste estesentido 6.522 Hay, ciertamente, lo inex [...]

    8. The ingenious work which, had it been true, would have provided a firm foundation for Positivism and provided justification for Philosophy s existence It also would have pretty much been the last word on the nature of and philosophical limits of language Instead Wittgenstein repudiated this view and put a nail in the coffin with P.I.Elegant, minimal, logically crystalline And mostly wrong.

    9. What the hell am I supposed to say about this The parts I understood were hugely inspirational to my own thoughts, if I did indeed understand those parts, which I suspect I did not.What a shame that someone so clever who had decided that this book was the be all and end all to problems in philosophy could only communicate them in a form that often eludes human comprehension.It s like the saying that if the human brain were simple enough for us to understand it then we would be too stupid to do s [...]

    10. 5 for writing this apparently while serving in WW1 1 because not enough examples That would ve helped to clear up a ton of confusion for example, what exactly is the N operator 1 because I CANFinal grade 3 5

    11. I really enjoyed this book, my first by Wittgenstein, a book about the essential function of language and a sort of theory of everything of meaning It starts off as a very cool, clear eyed, incisive look at what language is, what it does, and how we can cull it to its essence to say something meaningful and true, then ends on an oddly metaphysical note that seems to throw everything that preceded it to the wind The format is as economical and mathematical as Wittgenstein s arguments It is arrang [...]

    12. Absolutely trite and unconvincing A bloodless and conceited bore, organized as though by a severe autistic The assumptions about cognition are laughably archaic, and the popularity of this work is a thorn in my throat.

    13. In 1992, the SF writer William Gibson published Agrippa a book of the dead in floppy disk form, a poem about his late father and the Memento ish evanescence of memory, which encrypted itself after reading i.e you could only read it once A rarer, analog edition was even printed with photosensitive chemicals that would degrade the ink upon exposure to light Two copies had to be sent to the Library of Congress, one to read so it could be catalogued, the other to be archived, forever unread Wittgens [...]

    14. Patience is necessary if you re not within philosophy academia, like myself It s not light reading but, conversely, Wittgenstein is not heavy material In fact, it s the strict, disciplined simplicity of his ideas that adds some difficulty The book ends on a fantastic note, either an affirmation or a haymaker to the field of philosophy I m still unsure which.

    15. Wittgenstein says explicitly in the introduction of the book that no one has not already had these thoughts will be able to understand it, and should therefore not read it No doubt this had a great affect on the size of The Tractatus readership I, having not fully had many of these thoughts, was nonetheless absolutely THRILLED by the book it s abstruseness notwithstanding to the point where I would bring it up in conversation with absolute strangers, which, needless to say, affected the number o [...]

    16. Wittgenstein s Tractatus Logico Philosophicus is, alongside Heidegger s Being and Time and Wittgenstein s own posthumous Philosophical Investigation, one of the most important works of 20th Century philosophy It is also one of the very few the only Great Books or Classics in the analytical tradition I would further maintain and have always maintained that it is among the most beautiful books ever written Composed in the trenches of the First World War, the Tractatus is as much a document of its [...]

    17. David Markson made some funny aphorisms regarding Harold Bloom s claim to The New York Times that he could read 500 pages in an hour highly dubious Writer s arse.Spectacular exhibition Right this way ladies and gentlemen See Professor Bloom read the 1961 corrected and reset Random House edition of James Joyce s Ulysses in one hour and thirty three minutes Not one page stinted Unforgettable What s this Can t spare an hour and a half Wait, wait Our matinee special, today only Watch Professor Bloom [...]

    18. C hai s thi u s t v c ng l n c a tri t h c Vi t Nam, th nh t l a s c c b n d ch u c c d v th hai l thi u Wittgenstein, n u n i ri ng v xu t b n s ch gi y Hai th c ng l i ta c k t qu l Cao Dao v b n d ch Tractatus Logico Philosophicus l ng c ng, t i ngh a, nh ng may m n l s c Tr nh H u Tu t i ang c b n d ch on going, ng n t d hi u h n, tr nh b y p, ti c r ng m i c 17 trang ch t, h nh nh th ng tin n y l ph i gi b m t p

    19. First of all, it should be acknowledged that my entire philosophical background is in continental, rather than analytic, thought I come to Wittgenstein with very little context The only other philosophers Wittgenstein directly references in the Tractatus are Frege and Russell, neither of whom I have studied My only preparation for reading this was a very good book by Anthony Rudd that compared Wittgenstein s work with that of Heidegger, finding unexpected similarities in their projects Both phil [...]

    20. If I may use a crude simile for illustration, Wittgenstein says that knowledge, or language, or science, is like a pile of cordwood Each piece of wood is a proposition that mirrors or pictures a fact in the world The pieces of wood are stacked on top of each other according to the logical rules for concatenating propositions, including implication for causation and universal quantifiers for scientific principles The pile of wood rests on a bottom layer of elementary propositions, of which the re [...]

    21. eines dieser ma los bersch tzten werke, das in seinem v llig unzug nglichen selbst vom eigentlich bin ich ja architekt autor als spartanischem w rfel gestalteten elfenbeinturm vielleicht von herrn L.W selbst verstanden worden ist, wobei ich selbst das stark anzweifle wenn ein buch vor allem ein philosophisches schon auf den ersten seiten mit mathematischen formeln daherkommt und es nicht schafft, im rahmen der sprache zu bleiben von der es ja letztendlich daherschwadroniert , ist irgendetwas fun [...]

    22. I love this book, and I am not sure why I actually pick it up time to time and it is really a book that can t be defined by words I think about it and it s almost abstract And that is the essence of the book How do you define something abstract into words and are words enough to describe something that can t be said, but can be felt

    23. I actually like the form, it lays bare how every argument fits together so that this somewhat dense work is fairly straightforward to follow It lines up nicely with his metaphor for how logical systems and frameworks act as a grid laid atop everything that is, so there is a real nice uniformity to this work The only inaccessible aspects are the notation he explains the notation after using it, but there are glossaries out there if you are stuck and Wittgenstein s annoying habit of vaguely referr [...]

    24. A beautiful little book about language and thought, done in by Wittgenstein s lack of mathematical training to this point it was written in the trenches of the Austro Hungarian ostfront and the Italian POW camps of Cassino, and published only with the help of Russell and Ogden indeed, Ogden gave the book its title Look to thePhilosophical Investigations for Wittgenstein II , the much useful side of Ludwig s career well after he d left Logical Positivism behind , but read the Tractatus for some [...]

    25. First, there are some very good reviews of this book on this very site, go read them.For my part, the statements in this book divide into three categories 1 OK, so what banal sentences that seem to lack any insight2 wait what why huge conclusions that seem to come out of nowhere3 the rest a captivating logical constructNow, for 1 and 2 the problem mostly lies with me maybe I should ve read up on the Russell Frege mathematical logic he keeps referencing, because the notations stop making sense to [...]

    26. The Tractatus is a mesmerizing pile of poo I spent a semester trying to understand whatever it was that Wittgenstein seemed to have stumbled upon it turns out that this is just nothing than an engineer writing bad poetry Crap Absolute crap Whereof that which we cannot speak we must pass over in silence What the devil is this It s a coward s way out Translation I can t roll with the big dogs so I m going to take my ball and go home If you want to read some philosophy, go approach Plato, Aristotl [...]

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