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4.442 For example, the following is a propositional sign: (Frege's
'judgement stroke' '|-' is logically quite meaningless: in the works of
Frege (and Russell) it simply indicates that these authors hold the
propositions marked with this sign to be true. Thus '|-' is no more a
component part of a proposition than is, for instance, the proposition's
number. It is quite impossible for a proposition to state that it itself is
true.) If the order or the truth-possibilities in a scheme is fixed once
and for all by a combinatory rule, then the last column by itself will be
an expression of the truth-conditions. If we now write this column as a
row, the propositional sign will become '(TT-T) (p,q)' or more explicitly
'(TTFT) (p,q)' (The number of places in the left-hand pair of brackets is
determined by the number of terms in the right-hand pair.)


-- Wittgenstein, Ludwig



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