Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus by Ludwig Wittgenstein

Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

By Ludwig Wittgenstein

  • Release Date: 2010-04-06
  • Genre: Philosophy
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Perhaps this book will be understood only by someone who has himself already had the thoughts that are expressed in it—or at least similar thoughts.—So it is not a textbook.—Its purpose would be achieved if it gave pleasure to one person who read and understood it.
The book deals with the problems of philosophy, and shows, I believe, that the reason why these problems are posed is that the logic of our language is misunderstood. The whole sense of the book might be summed up 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.

Reviews

  • SCAM

    1
    By Danxyzz
    Notice that this is Spanish, but also that the text of the book is not the actual book, but a biography of LW. I am ASTONISHED that Apple have still not removed this item.
  • NOT Tractatus Logico Philosophicus

    1
    By John Cartmell
    Whilst Wittgenstein's essay gets 5 stars from anyone this book is NOT the Tractatus is NOT written by Wittgenstein and is NOT written in either German or English as might be expected. It appears to be a rather limited biography of Wittgenstein and glance at the Tractatus written in Spanish. It is a total mistake. DO NOT BUY. Asse a negative number of stars - but one is the least I can award.
  • It's in Spanish

    1
    By tim101
    A major work, but you stand no chance of understanding it unless you speak Spanish.
  • This is in Spanish

    1
    By Liversedge
    Contrary to the description this is a Spanish language text.
  • Classic

    5
    By Wdad
    I bought this as a precocious sixteen year old starting an a-level philosophy course. I'd read the (fantastic, but not on iBooks yet) biography of Ludwig by Ray Monk. So I knew that Wittgenstein was a wise man, I knew that he was considered by many to be the mind of our century, I knew that he had important thoughts on the use of language, thoughts that were themselves expressed in how HE used language. What I didn't know was just how monumental a task it is to understand him. The Tractatus, as it's, sort of, affectionately known, is a beautiful text, in it's construction. Every proposition is given a number. Then there are decimal points, showing how two statement relate to each other. So 1 is a statement, and 1.1 is another statement, referring to the original statement 1. There are no paragraphs. There are no chapters. The exercise of reading is holding ideas outside of the tight body of prose, and combining them as much in the minds eye as in words. Reading it again, and seeing the arcane high points that still escape me, and the moments of beautiful, poignant simplicity (Proposition 7 - it's a big one) - reading Wittgenstein is something that requires hardwork, but comes with a great payoff. Essential for anyone can read.
  • Philosophical Classic

    5
    By PhiloTiger
    The only workshops actually published by Wittgenstein. Understanding this, although not easy, is the foundation of understanding his thought.

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