The world is independent of my will.
 Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (1921). copy citation

Author Ludwig Wittgenstein
Source Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
Topic world will independence
Date 1921
Language English
Note Translated by C. K. Ogden


“And they are both right and wrong. but the ancients were clearer, in so far as they recognized one clear terminus, whereas the modern system makes it appear as though everything were explained.
6.373 OGD [→GER | →P/M] The world is independent of my will.
6.374 OGD [→GER | →P/M] Even if everything we wished were to happen, this would only be, so to speak, a favour of fate, for there is no logical connexion between will and world, which would guarantee this, and the assumed physical connexion itself we could not again will.” source

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