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Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus was written by Vienna-born philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein in German and published in 1921 as Logisch-Philosophische Abhandlung. (It was translated into English and published with its Latin title in 1922.) Focused on logic and metaphysical topics, it is considered among the most important philosophical works of the 20th century.

Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus also launched a reluctant Wittgenstein as one of the great thinkers of his time. Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus is structured around 525 declarative statements, or propositions, as it examines the roles and the significance of both language and science.

Read the overall summary, the overall analysis, explanations of important quotes, and three Question & Answers about key ideas in from Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus.

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