Philosophy is not a theory but an activity.
 Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (1921). copy citation

Author Ludwig Wittgenstein
Source Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
Topic philosophy theory activity
Date 1921
Language English
Note Translated by C. K. Ogden


“(The word «philosophy» must mean something which stands above or below, but not beside the natural sciences.)
4.112 OGD [→GER | →P/M] The object of philosophy is the logical clarification of thoughts.
Philosophy is not a theory but an activity.
A philosophical work consists essentially of elucidations.
The result of philosophy is not a number of «philosophical propositions», but to make propositions clear.
Philosophy should make clear and delimit sharply the thoughts which otherwise are, as it were, opaque and blurred.” source

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