A Digitalized Tractarian World

Sun Bok Bae


I will discuss a possibility about the Tractarian project as philosophy of
information. It was not actually evaluated that Wittgenstein made a great
contribution to provide the logical background of the modern digitalized computer
world through his theory of the 16 truth-grounds in the propositional logic. I argue
that the language of 16 truth-grounds in TLP can be transformed into the same
language of the discrete mathematics, if the truth values ‘F’ and ‘T’ are interpreted
as the binary number ‘0’ and ‘1’ which are used from Leibniz to Boole. In conclusion
I suggest that the language of a digitalized Tractarian world consists of the
language of I-Ching, because the numerical meaning of ‘yin’ and ‘yang’ in I-Ching’s
symbol coincides completely with ‘0’ and ‘1’.


philosophy; 20th century philosophy; Wittgenstein Ludwig; philosophy of information; sixteen truth grounds; discrete mathematics; numerical meaning; Yin; Yang; I-Ching symbol; digital value 1, 0

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