Ludwig Wittgenstein quote about mistake from Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus - In a certain sense we cannot make mistakes in logic.
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In a certain sense we cannot make mistakes in logic.
 Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (1921). copy citation

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Author Ludwig Wittgenstein
Source Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
Topic mistake logic
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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“(«Socrates is identical» means nothing because there is no property which is called «identical». The proposition is senseless because we have not made some arbitrary determination, not because the symbol is in itself unpermissible.)
In a certain sense we cannot make mistakes in logic.
5.4731 OGD [→GER | →P/M] Self-evidence, of which Russell has said so much, can only be discard in logic by language itself preventing every logical mistake. That logic is a priori consists in the fact that we cannot think illogically.” source

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