First five basic propositions of Wittgenstein's Tractatus
1 The world is everything that is the case
2 What is the case, the fact, is the existence of atomic facts
3 The logical picture of the facts is the thought
4 The thought is the significant proposition5 Propositions are truth-functions of elementary propositions. (An elementary proposition is a truth-function of itself)
So to recap, (taking "=" to mean is, is the same as, is equivalent to and any other way you could split a hair and assuming a fact to be true)
- The world = the case
- Atomic facts = the fact = the case (ok so, so far the world = atomic facts. Cool)
- The thought = the facts (where the thought is true)
- The thought = the significant proposition (note: proposition = statement)
- Truthful statements = facets of ultimate truth
From that, The significant proposition = The world/The case/Anything with atomic facts.
In the beginning was The Word.