Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus Review

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 life. 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.

Title:Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
Edition Language:English

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  • Manny

    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 nämlich m e i n t, ist ganz richtig, nur l...

  • Roy Lotz

    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 sw...

  • Manny

    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 ...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus = Logical Philosophical Treatise = Treatise on Logic and Philosophy, Ludwig WittgensteinThe Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (abbreviated and cited as TLP) is the only boo...

  • Adam Floridia

    Hmmm...how 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 i...

  • Anthony

    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 someo...

  • Jafar

    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 m...

  • Bradley

    Get your P's and Q's ready, folks, because we're in for the ride of our lives. Or not.Wittgenstein was living proof that androids were around and functioning during WWI. That at least this single andr...

  • Xander

    The Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (1921) by Ludwig Wittgenstein breathes a very intriguing air, which draws you in and encapsulates you as you work your way through the collection of short statements...

  • Robin

    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 wor...