From the Prototractatus to the Tractatus

Luciano Bazzocchi

Abstract



The final, unpublished section of Wittgenstein’s so-called "Prototractatus"
manuscript allows us to rebuild the gradual course he took to arrive at the
definitive structure of the Tractatus. So that it’s now possible to solve the
remaining enigmas of the "Korrektur" cited by the author himself in the final pages
of the Notebook. The text’s continuity with the preceding parts confirms the top-down
technique coherently followed by Wittgenstein in developing the logical tree of his
composition.

Keywords


philosophy; 20th century philosophy; Wittgenstein Ludwig; Nachlass; chronology; text genesis

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