Elementary Propositions and Pictures
Hood, James A.
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The following paper consists chiefly of a fairly detailed description of elementary propositions and an exposition of Tractatus 2.1-2.225, Wittgenstein's initial discussion of pictures and the relation of pictures to facts. Elementary propositions are, I think, the clearest examples of what Wittgenstein calls a picture and, furthermore, are the pictures from which all other pictures must be built (that is, they are the pictures into which every picture, if it is a picture, must be analyzable).