Wittgenstein: The Relationship between Logic and LanguageJune 27, 2021
Wittgenstein sees logic as the key to the solution of the age in which he lived and the philosophical problems transferred from past ages to that day.
The raising of the problems of philosophy is itself a philosophical problem, and the reason for the emergence of these problems is the misunderstanding of the logic of language (Tractatus, Preface, 3). The purpose of writing the Tractatus is also revealed in this context:
“The whole meaning of the book can be expressed in these words: Everything that can be said must be said clearly, and we must keep our silence about what we cannot speak” (Tractatus, Preface, 3).
If we can clarify the logic of language, we will see the limits of language. We also see when philosophers cross these boundaries and pose problems that they consider philosophical.
Prepared by: Sociologist Ömer YILDIRIM
Source: Omer YILDIRIM’s Personal Lecture Notes. Atatürk University Sociology Department 1st Year “Introduction to Philosophy” and 2nd, 3rd, 4th Grade “History of Philosophy” Lecture Notes (Ömer YILDIRIM); Open Education Philosophy Textbook