Preface

Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus , as I read it, especially Wittgenstein’s picture theory of language.

I am Mika Olsson, an amateur, layman in Philosophy and Logic. Maybe that’s why my reading is straightforward. Literal, even ☺ pedantic, and comparative, looking for similarities.  –  (Pick up, for example proposition (2.11) respectively (2.203) / (4.25) .  –   ”A picture contains” (2.203) ! )

From now on Wittgenstein’s picture theory of language shortly either PToL or picture theory. If not using only (4.01) , i.e applying ”numbers assigned to the individual propositions”.

References simply with Wittgenstein’s notation (1 , 1.1 , 1.11 .. 7). Quotes I take both Ogden and Pears/McGuinness. Sometimes also in German (to compare). Underlines and bolding mine. Italics are Wittgenstein’s.

I will do this little by little, piece by piece so that possible visitor may see some progress ; perhaps don’t get bored.