Ludwig Wittgenstein

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Ludwig Wittgenstein (1899—1951) Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (1921) Goals of Tractatus: Reduce language to its basic elements Linguistic Kantianism What can be thought can be spoken Language can and should mirror the way that the world is. The world is the totality of facts not things The cat is on the mat not the cat and the mat as things Must be able to be judged as true or false Picture theory of language: language represents the world Language gives us a picture of the way that the world is Propositions are true if they correspond to verifiable truths in the world Logical relationships in language represents the world Totality of true propositions – whole of natural science Language eliminates many philosophical questions. Reduce propositions to their most basic linguistic elements Philosophy clears up our language, and, thus, our thoughts. The thing-in-itself: the mystical.
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