The Centenary of Wittgenstein’s Tractatus

‘The world is all the is the case.’ – proposition 1, Tractatus Logio-Philosophicus

Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logio-Philosophicus is an ambitious reconsideration of what philosophy is and what it can accomplish. A previous item on First Philosophy celebrates this singular work as a formal poetic experiment. Here Wittgenstein biographer, Ray Monk, reviews the conditions that spawned it.

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