Ludwig Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-

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“What we cannot speak about we must pass over in silence”. This is the enigmatic sentence that ends Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus: a work written by a 29-year old philosopher-imprisoned in an Italian POW camp amidst the final months of World War I. A work with which he claimed to have solved all the philosophical problems that had puzzled philosophers for millennia. All within 100 pages of painstakingly enumerated “propositions” that composed the Tractatus. A work with which, the young man stopped any sort of philosophical study for almost a decade, and became a schoolteacher.
What is the meaning of this mysterious declaration? In order to understand it, as well as the later work of the philosopher that would make a radical

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