Visualizing Wittgenstein’s Tractatus

Shameless self-plug: some time ago I made an alternative visualization of Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. No special reason, just because I wanted to do some experimentation with a text I was already working on.

Well today I sort of run into it by change, and I really liked it! Isn’t that a good feeling when you realize the things you’ve done in the past did actually make some sense?

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2 Responses to “Visualizing Wittgenstein’s Tractatus”

Dear Mr. Pasin,

I am writing to you to give a feedback about the original text used in this work of TLP.

As you have mentioned, the work is based on the Project Gutenberg version. I guess that Project Gutenberg used the Pears & McGuinness translation when you were doing the work, but now it changed to the Ogden translation ( And as far as I have checked, most of text in the work is from Pears & McGuinness translation, but a few, in the missing, mistaken, and wrongly indented parts (, from Ogden translation. They are Proposition 2.1513, 2.202, 2.203, 3.22, 3.25, 3.251, 3.26, 4.12, 4.27. And there might be more in the rest of the text.

I would very much appreciate it if you could check the text with Pears & McGuinness translation and change the original text link. And thanks a lot for the brilliant work you have already done!

PS: Get a nice German, and Ogden and Pears & McGuinness translations Side-by-Side-by-Side version of TLP here,


Wu added these pithy words on Dec 21 10 at 8:54 am

Dear Wu, thanks a lot for your comments. I can see the errors and will try to find some time to fix them asap!! That visualization of the Tractatus was just a little experiment I did while working on PhiloSURFical [] which featured all three translations of the text; in extracting the sentences I must have mixed them up too.. real sorry about that.
By the way thanks for the links you pointed out, very nice stuff!

mike added these pithy words on Dec 25 10 at 3:41 pm