Ideas from 'Philosophical Remarks' by Ludwig Wittgenstein [1930], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Philosophical Remarks' by Wittgenstein,Ludwig (ed/tr Rhees/Hargreaves/White) [Blackwell 1975,0-631-19130-5]].

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19. Language / A. Nature of Meaning / 2. Meaning as Mental
Language pictures the essence of the world
                        Full Idea: The essence of language is a picture of the essence of the world.
                        From: Ludwig Wittgenstein (Philosophical Remarks [1930], p.85), quoted by J. Alberto Coffa - The Semantic Tradition from Kant to Carnap 17
                        A reaction: Hence for a long time the study of language seemed to be the way to do metaphysics. Now they study mathematical logic, with the same hope.
19. Language / A. Nature of Meaning / 5. Meaning as Verification
You can't believe it if you can't imagine a verification for it
                        Full Idea: It isn't possible to believe something for which you cannot imagine some kind of verification.
                        From: Ludwig Wittgenstein (Philosophical Remarks [1930], p.200), quoted by J. Alberto Coffa - The Semantic Tradition from Kant to Carnap 13 'Constr'
                        A reaction: In 1930 LW was calling this his 'old principle'. As it stands here it is too vague to assert very much.