Lue ja pohdi ensin. Sammuta sitten valot, lisää hieman äänenvoimakkuutta, kuuntele ja valaistu:
The world is the totality of the facts.
The world is determined by the facts and by their being all the facts.
The world divides into facts.
Each item can be the case or not the case while everything else remains the same.
What is the case - a fact - is the existence of states of affairs.
A state of affairs (a state of things) is a combination of objects (things)
It is essential to things that they should be possible constituents of states of affairs
In logic nothing is accidental: if a thing can occur in a state of affairs, the possibility of the state of affairs must be written into the thing itself.
It is impossible to tell whether a picture is true or false we must compare it with reality.
There are no pictures, that are true a priori.
A logical picture of facts is a thought.
If a thought were correct a priori, it would be a thought whose possibility ensured its truth.