>>529255 The world is the world. Even the most complex systems can be reduced to a handful of "atomic" facts that make the system up. Language can express these facts. If it can't be logically expressed it's meaningless. That's about it
>>528573 Wittgenstein noob here (be gentle). The biography "The Duty of Genius" by Ray Monk is really good at showing why so many people are fascinated about his personality, but apart from two or three general examples of his thoughts Monk leaves his philosophy almost untouched. William Warren Bartley's biography of him is very famous for pointing out his alleged preference for male prostitutes which caused a hell of ontroversy, but also features some nice, beginner-friendly chapters about the state of philosophy when Wittgenstein got into it and what the problems were that made him think about the stuff he wrote about.
>>528573 He was such an autist that he produced only the Tractatus and then declared that he had "answered" the question of philosophy. The posthumous publication of his late-in-life notes are the only indication that he ultimately admitted the Tractatus to be an imperfect account of logic and the function of language.
He also had a nasty penchant for beating schoolchildren.
>>528560 More like genius. All the babbies who started philosophy with Nietzsche can't see it because they're so wrapped up in their continental babble and think things like the human condition and ethics are actually relevant. This man did real philosophy
The problem with those trying to read Wittgenstein, especially with the TLP, is that go in with this preconception that he's a weird quasi- mustic, when in actuality everything is, as he says, all there before you.
Take home points from the TLP:
For language to refer to the world, it has to 'hook up' to it somehow. The hooking point is in the isomorphy of the logical structure of propositions and that which the proper names within propositions denote. Tautologies and contradictions are neither true nor false. They are the limit cases which make logical operations possible. Scientism a shit.
I'm doing you a favor pointing out your ignorance. You should take this as an opportunity to teach yourself something. Little energy need be expended, you could just read the SEP article and you'd be more informed than you are now.
>>533253 dude he thought perfectly logical language could solve everything and then he changed his mind and realized people use words they don't know the exact definition of all the time so meaning is culturally/socially imposed on language instead of the reverse
there's more to it but he's not some fucking 6th density ascended master or something nigga gdamn
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