Monday, September 03, 2007

4.121 Propositions cannot present logical form, it is reflected in them.
What is reflected in language, cannot be presented by it.
What expresses itself in language, we cannot express through it.
Propositions show the logical form of reality.
They display it.

Propositions show something that cannot be presented [darstellen] by language.

Ostrow (p. 107) notes that this “makes clear that it is the genuine proposition that shows logical form,” a job taken by some commentators to be done by the (pseudo-) propositions of logic. But couldn’t both do it?

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