Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (Version 2)


Read by Landon D. C. Elkind

(5 stars; 2 reviews)

The Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus is the only book published by Ludwig Wittgenstein. Any summary would frankly do the work an injustice - the interested reader is directed to Wittgenstein's preface and to the introduction of Wittgenstein's teacher, Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) - upon these no author could measurably improve. - (Summary by Landon D. C. Elkind) (3 hr 56 min)

Chapters

Introduction by Bertrand Russell 41:56 Read by Landon D. C. Elkind
Preface by Wittgenstein 2:57 Read by Landon D. C. Elkind
The 1s 1:55 Read by Landon D. C. Elkind
The 2s 15:17 Read by Landon D. C. Elkind
The 3s 22:57 Read by Landon D. C. Elkind
The 4s 49:01 Read by Landon D. C. Elkind
The 5s 1:01:33 Read by Landon D. C. Elkind
The 6s 39:47 Read by Landon D. C. Elkind
The 7s 0:50 Read by Landon D. C. Elkind

Reviews

Life, the Universe, and Everything

(5 stars)

This is a good reading of a difficult book. Wittgenstein creates a cohesive foundation for philosophy, logic, mathematics and language using simple propositional statements. TLP was written during WWI as a response to Russell's 1907 Principia Mathematica, which proposed logic as the foundation of mathematics. TLP in response argues that something of which we cannot speak underlies both.