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Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus is the only book-length philosophical work published by the Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein during his lifetime. He wrote it as a soldier and a prisoner of war during World War I. The slim volume (fewer than eighty pages) comprises a system of short statements, numbered 1, 1.1, 1.11, 1.12, etc., through to 7, intended to be such that 1.1 is a comment on or elaboration of 1, 1.11 and 1.12 comments on 1.1, and so forth. It is an ambitious project to identify the relationship between language and reality and to define the limits of science. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus by WITTGENSTEIN, Ludwig LibriVox

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Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus is the only book-length philosophical work published by the Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein during his lifetime. He wrote it as a soldier and a prisoner of war during World War I. The slim volume (fewer than eighty pages) comprises a system of short statements, numbered 1, 1.1, 1.11, 1.12, etc., through to 7, intended to be such that 1.1 is a comment on or elaboration of 1, 1.11 and 1.12 comments on 1.1, and so forth. It is an ambitious project to identify the relationship between language and reality and to define the limits of science. (Summary from Wikipedia)

    0 - Introduction and Preface

    0 - Introduction and Preface

    • 43 min
    1 - Section one

    1 - Section one

    • 37 min
    2 - Section two

    2 - Section two

    • 49 min
    3 - Section three

    3 - Section three

    • 44 min
    4 - Section four

    4 - Section four

    • 31 min
    5 - Section five

    5 - Section five

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

Tom McDonald, San Francisco ,

Needs better narration

I appreciate the narrator's time and effort at recording this book, but unfortunately his speaking style makes it nearly unbearable to listen to. The concepts of tone and musicality come to mind. The author's speaking style pays no head to them and suffers in a terrible monotonousness. Does this reflect the tone-deafness which seems to be a common trait of analytic type thinkers? Perhaps. My advice to the narrator is to try it again but follow the rules 'vary the tonal emphasis of each line' and 'speak from the depth of the diaphragm instead of from high in the throat'.

sbaudiophile ,

Terrible reading of a text not meant to be read out loud

I agree with previous reviewers that this reader's delivery is very sing-songy and monotonous, without appearing to maintain any awareness of, or ability to express the logical rhetoric of Wittgenstein's language. Though enthusiastic, he seems almost to read Wittgenstein in the form of a tape-looped repeating chant. I appreciate what Librivox is doing here, but these inexperienced readers are seriously undermining what might otherwise be valuable additions to the audio library of philosophical texts. Wittgenstein's reliance on syntactical and mathematic analysis also makes the legibility of his already obtuse arguments very difficult to follow in the audio form.

Exformation ,

Silence

"Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent." Wittgenstein is a philosopher like other distinguished philospher (Kant for instance) who is very hard to critque.

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