Wednesday, October 10, 2007

4.462 Tautology and contradiction are not pictures of reality. They represent no possible states of things. Because one lets every possible state of things be, and the other none.

In tautology the conditions of agreement with the world – the representing relations – cancel each other out, so that it stands in no representing relation to reality.

So representation is not necessary for meaning (as it is for sense or representation).

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