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Perhaps this book will be understood only by someone who has himselfalready had the thoughts that are expressed in it--or at least similarthoughts.--So it is not a textbook.--Its purpose would be achieved if itgave pleasure to one person who read and understood it. The book deals with the problems of philosophy, and shows, I believe,that the reason why these problems are posed is that the logic of ourlanguage is misunderstood. The whole sense of the book might be summedup the following words: what can be said at all can be said clearly, andwhat we cannot talk about we must pass over in silence. Thus the aim of the book is to draw a limit to thought, or rather--notto thought, but to the expression of thoughts: for in order to be ableto draw a limit to thought, we should have to find both sides of thelimit thinkable (i.e. we should have to be able to think what cannot bethought). It will therefore only be in language that the limit can be drawn, andwhat lies on the other side of the limit will simply be nonsense. I do not wish to judge how far my efforts coincide with those of otherphilosophers. Indeed, what I have written here makes no claim to noveltyin detail, and the reason why I give no sources is that it is a matterof indifference to me whether the thoughts that I have had have beenanticipated by someone else. I will only mention that I am indebted to Frege's great works and to thewritings of my friend Mr Bertrand Russell for much of the stimulation ofmy thoughts. If this work has any value, it consists in two things: the first is thatthoughts are expressed in it, and on this score the better the thoughtsare expressed--the more the nail has been hit on the head--the greaterwill be its value.--Here I am conscious of having fallen a long wayshort of what is possible. Simply because my powers are too slight forthe accomplishment of the task.--May others come and do it better. On the other hand the truth of the thoughts that are here communicatedseems to me unassailable and definitive. I therefore believe myself tohave found, on all essential points, the final solution of the problems.And if I am not mistaken in this belief, then the second thing in whichthe of this work consists is that it shows how little is achieved whenthese problems are solved. L.W. Vienna, 1918
1. The World is all that is the case.
1.1 The world is the totality of facts, not of things.
1.11 The world is determined by the facts, and by their being all the facts.
1.12 For the totality of facts determines what is the case, and also whatever is not the case.
1.13 The facts in logical space are the world.
1.2 The world divides into facts.
1.21 Each item can be the case or not the case while everything else remains the same.
2. What is the case--a fact--is the existence of states of affairs.
2.0 (Vacant Node)
2.01 A state of affairs (a state of things) is a combination of objects (things).
2.011 It is essential to things that they should be possible constituents of states of affairs.