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Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus is a landmark philosophical text composed of propositions in a tree structure (e.g. 2, 2.1, 2.1.1, etc). This website explores different methods of reading and visualizing the Tractatus’ hierarchy, with more or less practical utility. I am not the first to have this idea; you can find a collection of predecessors to my project here. Also, we’re now on FontsInUse!
This project can be viewed in either the Pears/McGuinness English translation or the original German. It uses a JSON version of the text scraped by Pierre Bellon from Kevin C. Klement’s page and adjusted/cleaned by me. The Tractatus is in the public domain.
Body text is set in Signifier by Kris Sowersby; Numbering and logic statements are set in Aktiv Grotesk by Dalton Maag; Header is set in Panama by Roman Gornitsky.