Wittgenstein – Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

Book: Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
Location: Auckland Central Library, Te Marama Room,
Level 1, 44 – 46 Lorne St, Auckland CBD (far corner behind the Level 1 assistance desk)
Fortnightly, Wednesdays, 6 – 7:30 pm
Begins October 26, 2016

We will be reading Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, by Ludwig Wittgenstein. The book is structured into 7 propositions made up of declarative statements. Through this method he applied modern logic to metaphysics and provided new insights into the relations between world, thought and language and thereby into the nature of philosophy.

Ludwig Wittgenstein
Tractatus Logico Philosophicus

Week 1: 26 October
Propositions 1 – 4 (32 pages)

Week 2: 9 November
Proposition 5 (21 pages)

Week 3: 23 November (alternate location, to be announced)
Propositions 6 – 7 & Russell’s introduction (27 pages)

You can find a copy of the text which includes the German text and two English Translations here: http://people.umass.edu/klement/tlp/

About the reading group:
The reading group: is open to anyone who wishes to participate and we encourage you to forward this invitation to your networks. We will be reading and discussing specific sections each fortnight moving through the book. The group is facilitated by Melissa Laing [melissa at melissalaing.com] who will be learning alongside and with everyone who participates.