Are Images in the Tractatus Isomorphic to Facts?

Marco Carapezza


The notion of image (Bild) is a fundamental one in the Tractatus. This notion is immediately introduced in the text
after the brief ontological section, because it serves to give an account in logical
terms of our relationship with the world. The relationship between fact and image is
generally considered a relationship governed by a form of isomorphism. Here I want to
maintain that it is not a matter isomorphism, but instead of homomorphism.


philosophy; 20th century philosophy; Wittgenstein Ludwig; picture theory; isomorphism; linguistic cognition; image; homomorphism

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