In the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, Wittgenstein is convinced that language mirrors the world, and that things which are in the world must be expressible through language. However, he believes that the way in which language represents the world can not be expressed in the language, and that this is not generally understood. For example, in a perfect logically perspicuous language, it is nonsense to say that M is a thing, so this cannot be said. However,
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it would be necessary for it to be self-evident from the way in which we infer, act and use language, for illustrating things about the world. Once the Tractatus has been fully understood, the reader will have had these applications elucidated to them, and will be able to throw the book away. It will be not longer required, as all that is written in its seventy-four pages will be presented obviously in the day-to-day world.