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Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus - Hypertext of the Ogden bilingual edition

 

How to Write about Wittgenstein

Wittgenstein

 

 

Proposition 7

 

As the last line in the book, proposition 7 has no supplementary propositions. It ends the book with a rather elegant and stirring proposition: “What we cannot speak of we must pass over in silence.” (In German: “Wovon man nicht sprechen kann, darüber muß man schweigen.”) The Ogden translation renders it: “Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.”

 

Both the first and the final proposition have acquired something of a proverbial quality in German, employed as aphorisms independently of discussion of Wittgenstein.

 

silence piano solo

<actually, this should probably be somewhere else -- it’s an interesting illustration of silence. Or John Cage’s 4′33, without the timings>

 

Sung: http://wordstrumpet.blogspot.com/2007/10/m-numminen-sings-wittgenstein.html

 

Introducing...

http://www.amazon.com/Introducing-Wittgenstein-New-Icon/dp/1840466413 - a graphical introduction

 

I’ve read an earlier edition several times.

 

Longfellow

http://wordstrumpet.blogspot.com/2007/10/longfellow-of-philosophy.html
http://wordstrumpet.blogspot.com/2007/10/longfellow-of-philosophy-part-two.html

 

 

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NothingDoing

 

 

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