Ludwig Wittgenstein quote about philosophy from Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus - Philosophy should make clear and delimit sharply the thoughts which otherwise are, as it were, opaque and blurred.
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Philosophy should make clear and delimit sharply the thoughts which otherwise are, as it were, opaque and blurred.
 Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (1921). copy citation

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Author Ludwig Wittgenstein
Source Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
Topic philosophy thought clarity blur
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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“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.
4.1121 OGD [→GER | →P/M] Psychology is no nearer related to philosophy, than is any other natural science.
The theory of knowledge is the philosophy of psychology.
Does not my study of sign-language correspond to the study of thought processes which philosophers held to be so essential to the philosophy of logic?” source

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