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5.6 The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.
 
Though wearisome, Frank Ramsey raises fatal objections to the logical theory in the Tractatus. Piero Sraffo, the trenchant Italian economist, raises others. So Wittgenstein begins again, more rigorously, at the boundary between say and show.

Ray Monk: "He had penetrated beyond the cloudiness and the mystique of philosophy and discovered that behind it lies nothing. Philosophy cannot be transformed into a science, because it has nothing to find out. Its puzzles are the consequence of a misuse, a misunderstanding, of grammar, and require not solution but dissolution. And the method for dissolving these problems consists not in constructing new theories, but in assembling reminders of the things we already know."

Wittgenstein: "We never arrive at fundamental propositions in the course of our investigation; we get to the boundary of language which stops us from asking further questions."

Or: "A picture held us captive. And we could not get outside it, for it lay in our language and language seemed to repeat it to us inexorably."