6.54 My propo­si­tions serve as eluci­da­tions in the following way: anyone who under­stands me even­tu­ally recog­nizes them as nonsen­sical, when he has used them – as steps – to climb up beyond them. (He must, so to speak, throw away the ladder after he has climbed up it.) He must tran­scend these propo­si­tions, and then he will see the world aright.” Extract from Wittgenstein’s Trac­tatus Logico-Philo­soph­icus”

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