Tractus Logico-Philosophicus

The Reference is Not the Reality

Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein
Book: Tractus Logico-Philosophicus

6.54 My propositions serve as elucidations in the following way: anyone who understands me eventually recognizes them as nonsensical, when he has used them—as steps—to climb up beyond them. (He must, so to speak, throw away the ladder after he has climbed up it.)

He must transcend these propositions and then he will see the world aright.

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