Ludwig Wittgenstein quote about question from Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus - For an answer which cannot be expressed the question too cannot be expressed. The riddle does not exist. If a question can be put at all, then it can also be answered.
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For an answer which cannot be expressed the question too cannot be expressed. The riddle does not exist. If a question can be put at all, then it can also be answered.
 Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (1921). copy citation

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Author Ludwig Wittgenstein
Source Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
Topic question answer expression
Date 1921
Language English
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Note Translated by C. K. Ogden
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/5740/5740-pdf.pdf

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“6.45 OGD [→GER | →P/M] The contemplation of the world sub specie aeterni is its contemplation as a limited whole.
The feeling that the world is a limited whole is the mystical feeling.
6.5 OGD [→GER | →P/M] For an answer which cannot be expressed the question too cannot be expressed.
The riddle does not exist.

If a question can be put at all, then it can also be answered.
6.51 OGD [→GER | →P/M] Scepticism is not irrefutable, but palpably senseless, if it would doubt where a question cannot be asked.” source

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