Wittgenstein said, “propositions of logic are tautologies,” What did he mean by this
statement? What position held by Frege and Russell is he against?
According to Wittgenstein, a tautology is a proposition that is true regardless of whether it is the
case or not. He adds that such a proposition is senseless and does not say anything. He claims
that such propositions are empty and should not be relied on because they have nothing to tell us
about the world but show as a small portion of the logic that is in the world. The view held by
Wittgenstein as far as logic is concerned is a contradiction of the view that was held by Frege
and Russell, who argued that logic is a set of propositions that were deduced from the laws of
inference as well as the fundamental axioms. Such propositions are important because they
enable people to think about important concepts in learning.
What reasoning did Wittgenstein have concerning the claim that he made that noting that
the world is made up of fundamentally simple objects?
Wittgenstein notes in his reasoning that whether a given position is true or not will be dependent
on the truthful nature of the other proposition if the world did not have objects. He, therefore,
held the position that the logical form of the world is determined by the objects that are found in
it. He argues that objects cannot have formal contingent properties since if that were the case,
then it would make it impossible for the people to know if what they are saying makes sense.
The arguments made by Wittgenstein have played an important role in teaching people some of
the basics of philosophy that they are supposed to know, and in so doing, it contributes greatly to
the body of knowledge for the benefit of the society.
Wittgenstein, L. (2013). Tractatus logico-philosophicus. Routledge.