Reading a short intro to formal logic from a modern cleared up perspective will helps clarify the messed up math when Witty uses it in the tractatus. It's a lengthy detour, but otherwise you'll try to understand formal logic from a guy born in the period where it manifested itself. People had 80 years to clean up Gödel et al., make use of that.
You won't understand Tractatus because it has many obscure references to Principia Mathematica (type theory) and Frege's writings. You have to understand that Wittgenstein had studied logic-of-its-time for many years and you haven't. To go further: you wouldn't even understand Aristotle's Organon on the first read, for the same reasons--despite its less-complex subject matter compared to Tractatus.
To truly understand Tractatus you need a mix of logic-knowledge, logic-history (formal language theory and metatheory at the time were in their infancy and only developing), and philosophy-knowledge (metaphysics e.g.). So, >>7623297 got it, but not the whole of it.
All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective parties. Images uploaded are the responsibility of the Poster. Comments are owned by the Poster.
This is a 4chan archive - all of the shown content originated from that site. This means that 4Archive shows their content, archived. If you need information for a Poster - contact them.
If a post contains personal/copyrighted/illegal content, then use the post's [Report] link! If a post is not removed within 24h contact me at email@example.com with the post's information.