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WordSalad: Wittgenstein

Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus - Hypertext of the Ogden bilingual edition


How to Write about 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>




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I’ve read an earlier edition several times.





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