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[catalogued under 5. Theory of Logic / C. Ontology of Logic / 1. Ontology of Logic]

Full Idea

The propositions of logic are tautologies. Therefore the propositions of logic say nothing. (They are the analytic propositions).

Gist of Idea

The propositions of logic are analytic tautologies

Source

Ludwig Wittgenstein (Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus [1921], 6.1)

Book Reference

Wittgenstein,Ludwig: 'Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus', ed/tr. Pears,D. /McGuinness,B. [RKP 1961], p.59