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35mm Film leader with test pattern #0316/2009 - Satoshi Kinoshita
( Satoshi Kinoshita )

Series: Prints on paper: 35mm Film Leader
Medium: Giclée on Japanese matte paper
Size (inches): 16.5 x 11.7 (paper size)
Size (mm): 420 x 297 (paper size)
Edition size: 25
Catalog #: PP_0165
Description: From an edition of 25. Signed, titled, date, copyright, edition in pencil on the reverse / Aside from the numbered edition of 5 artist's proofs and 2 printer's proofs.

THE VERY SQUASHED VERSION OF... Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

Ludwig Wittgenstein, 1921

INTRODUCTION TO Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus:

Ludwig Wittgenstein was born in Vienna on 1889 from a family of prosperous Austrian steelmakers and musicians, with an unfortunate family trait of depression- three of his four brothers committed suicide.

He was educated at home until the age of 14, then at the Realschule in Linz, where Adolf Hitler was a fellow-pupil. It has been argued (by Kimberly Cornish, in The Jew of Linz) that Wittgenstein is the hated Jewish boy mentioned by Hitler in Mein Kampf. Wittgenstein went on to study aeronautical engineering at Manchester, the complexities of which led him to question the basis of mathematics and seek an explanation from one of its wise men- Bertrand Russell of Cambridge.

At first Wittgenstein believed that the Tractatus, by viewing all problems as problems of language, had solved all the problems of philosophy, and subsequently gave up academe to work as a schoolteacher and a monastery gardener. Eventually, he criticized his own views and found a new philosophical method and a new understanding of language in the posthumously-published Philosophical Investigations.


This version is based on the translation from the German by C.K. Ogden, the man who developed the 'Basic English' system of language learning.

"The world is the totality of facts, not of things"

1 The world is all that is the case.

1.1 The world is the totality of facts, not of things.

2.04 The totality of existing states of affairs is the world.

2.12 A picture is a model of reality.

2.141 A picture is a fact.

2.172 A picture cannot depict its pictorial form: it displays it.

2.19 Logical pictures can depict the world.

2.223 In order to tell whether a picture is true or false we must compare it with reality.

2.224 It is impossible to tell from the picture alone whether it is true or false.

3 A logical picture of facts is a thought.

3.01 The totality of true thoughts is a picture of the world.

3.1 In a proposition a thought finds an expression that can be perceived by the senses.

3.3 Only propositions have sense; only in the nexus of a proposition does a name have meaning.

3.332 No proposition can make a statement about itself, because a propositional sign cannot be contained in itself.

4 A thought is a proposition with a sense.

4.001 The totality of propositions is language.

4.003 Most of the propositions and questions to be found in philosophical works are not false but nonsensical.

4.0031 All philosophy is a 'critique of language'. The apparent logical form of a proposition need not be its real one.

4.11 The totality of true propositions is the whole of natural science.

4.461 Propositions show what they say; tautologies and contradictions show that they say nothing.

4.464 A tautology's truth is certain, a proposition's possible, a contradiction's impossible.

5.3 All propositions are results of truth-operations on elementary propositions.

5.6 The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.

5.61 We cannot think what we cannot think; so what we cannot think we cannot say either.

5.621 The world and life are one.

5.63 I am my world. (The microcosm.)

6.13 Logic is not a body of doctrine, but a mirror-image of the world. Logic is transcendental.

6.2 Mathematics is a logical method.

6.21 A proposition of mathematics does not express a thought.

6.41 The sense of the world must lie outside the world.

6.431 At death the world does not alter, but comes to an end.

6.4311 Death is not an event in life: we do not live to experience death.

6.44 It is not how things are in the world that is mystical, but that it exists.

6.54 He who understands my propositionsme recognizes them as senseless. (He must so to speak throw away the ladder, after he has climbed up it.)

7 What we cannot speak about we must pass over in silence.


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