a picture

Can one negate a picture? No. And in this lies the difference between
picture and proposition. The picture can serve as a proposition. But in
that case something gets added to it which brings it about that now it
says something. In short: I can only deny that the picture is right, but
the picture I cannot deny.
By my correlating the components of the picture with objects, it
comes to represent a situation and be right or wrong.
(WittgensteinĀ 1979, 33-4)

2 thoughts on “a picture

  1. And, more crucially, that one accepts a proposition does not necessitate that one has accepted a derivative picture.

  2. “Modern pictures are, no doubt, delightful to look at. At least, some of them are. But they are quite impossible to live with; they are too clever, too assertive, too intellectual. Their meaning is too obvious
    and their method too clearly defined. One exhausts what they have to say in a very short time, and then they become as tedious as one’s relations.”
    –from “The Critic as Artist” by Oscar Wilde

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