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|In contrast, the subjunctive mood of possibility is a form of silence about the world|
. And Wittgenstein's nonsensical demand that "whereof one cannot speak,
thereof one must remain silent" ( TLPj) entreats the philosopher to take residence
|One of those remarks, one however which seems most difficult to square with the |
positive interpretation of the Tractatus, is the concluding remark of the book: 7
Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent. This remark expresses ...
|[logic] is like trying to say that whereof one cannot speak thereof one must be |
silent; in both cases, it only looks as if something is being ruled out or avoided."
Putnam here connects the central topic of "Rethinking Mathematical Necessity" (
|She must keep it in her head so that it is ready, should she need to toss it out as a |
barrier between them. Today the passage that has popped into her head is from
Wittgenstein: Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent. Whereof ...
|7 Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent. But, on page 76, this |
suddenly changes into an apparent neopositivist claim: 6.4 For an answer which
cannot be expressed the question too cannot be expressed. The riddle does not
|speak, thereof one must be silent'1 (T. 7), it should not be surprising to anyone |
who has understood him up to that point. ... of the Tractatus and he rightfully
regarded his advice, 'Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent',2 as
|The subtitle of this book reads, Whereof One Cannot Speak, Thereof One Cannot |
Stay Silent. ... reads, “The world is everything which is the case” and the closing
sentence ends with “Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent”.
|"There are, indeed, things that as yet cannot be put into words by other means. |
They make themselves ... Returning to the Tractatus, there is an oft-quoted
statement, "Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent." By adding the
|(Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent) (p. 189, no. 7). This was |
a proposition that reflected its author's own awareness of the limitations of
language and philosophy. For some years after his book was published he
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