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Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

by  Ludwig Wittgenstein. (Logisch-Philosophische Abhandlung (1921) Introduction   By Bertrand Russell Mr Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, whether or not it prove to give the ultimate truth on the matters with which it deals, certainly deserves, by its breadth and scope and profundity, to be considered an important event in the philosophical world. Starting from the principles of Symbolism and the relations which are necessary between words and things in any language, it applies the result of this inquiry to various departments of traditional philosophy, showing in each case how traditional philosophy and traditional solutions arise out of ignorance of the principles of...

Language Games; Rejection of Logical Atomism

But how many kinds of sentences are there? Say assertion, question, and command?–There are countless different kinds of what we call “symbols,” “words,” “sentences.” And this multiplicity is not something fixed, given once for all; but new types of language, new language-games, as we may say, come into existence, and others become obsolete and get forgotten. (We can get a rough picture of this from the changes in mathematics.)