Pulling Up the Ladder
The Metaphysical Roots of Wittgenstein's Tractatus
Pulling Up the Ladder, Brockhaus explains Schopenhauer's
system of the world as Will and Representation, then proceeds to
investigate Frege's realism and Hertz's conventionalistic
philosophy of science—two of the elements that fueled
Wittgenstein's purification of Schopenhauer.
rejection of psychologism implies the project of expunging from
philosophy every psychological element, and Brockhaus traces the
principal Tractarian themes as they arise from this project.
Great emphasis is placed on the disctinction between what can be
and what can only be shown.