1.1 The world is the totality of facts narratives, not of things.

1.11 The world is determined by the facts narratives, and by these being all the facts.

1.12 For the totality of facts narratives determines both what is the case, and also all that is not the case.

1.13 The facts narratives in logical space are the world.

1.2 The world divides into facts narratives camps.

1.21 Anyone can either be the case or not be the case, and everything else remain the same irrelevant.

2.0 What is the case, the fact narrative, is the existence of atomic facts narratives.

2.01 An atomic fact narrative is a combination of objects (entities, things).

2.011 It is essential to a thing that it can be a constituent part of an atomic fact narrative.

2.012 In logic nothing is accidental: if a thing thought can occur in an atomic fact narrative the possibility of that atomic fact narrative must already be prejudged in the thing thought.

2.0121 It would, so to speak, appear as an accident, when to a thing thought that could exist alone on its own account, subsequently a state of affairs could be made to fit. If things can occur in atomic facts narratives, this possibility must already lie in them. (A logical entity cannot be merely possible. Logic treats of every possibility, and all possibilities are its facts narratives.) Just as we cannot think of spatial objects at all apart from space, or temporal objects apart from time, so we cannot think of any object apart from the possibility of its connexion with other things thoughts.

*with apologies to Ludwig Wittgenstein


Wittgenstein, Ludwig. 2009. Major Works. New York: HarperCollins Publishers.