By Michael Luntley

This lucid and interesting quantity offers an advent to the fundamental matters and ideas of up to date analytic philosophy.

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Von Wright. Salzburg: Müller. ——(1973) Letters to C. K. Ogden with Comments on the English Translation of the Tractatus LogicoPhilosophicus, ed. G. H. von Wright. Oxford, London: Blackwell, Routledge and Kegan Paul. ——(1979) Notebooks 1914–1916, 2nd edition. Oxford: Blackwell. ——(1991) Geheime Tagebücher 1914–1916. Vienna: Turia and Kant. ——(1995) Cambridge Letters: Correspondence with Russell, Keynes, Moore, Ramsey, and Sraffa, ed. B. F. McGuinness and G. H. von Wright. Oxford: Blackwell. ——(2004) Gesamtbriefwechsel.

So if this is when Wittgenstein dictated the typescript, Engelmann was at least in a position to know. Whatever the exact date of its production, though, the typescript will have contained the whole of what is now known as the Prototractatus. It was, that is to say, a copy of pages 3 to 103 of Bodleianus, the propositions rearranged now (one assumes) into the order that their decimal numbers imply. 14 The Tractatus The next phase was evidently for Wittgenstein to revise the Prototractatus typescript and in particular to remodel the numbering so that now it served more accurately the purpose he advertised for it of indicating ‘the logical importance of the propositions, the importance laid on them in [his] exposition’.

It may well be, therefore, that the remarks in Bodleianus which Kang has highlighted were not in their final form when Wittgenstein asked his puzzling questions about them. 24 MICHAEL POTTER 8 The 1915 Tractatus In what follows I shall assume, hesitantly, that Geschkowski’s identification of the various items in Hermine’s list is correct. What conjectures does that allow us to make about the composition of the Prototractatus? Many of the remarks in the Prototractatus are drawn from the sources we have already mentioned—the Notes on Logic and the surviving wartime notebooks—and many others are presumably taken from other notebooks now missing.

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