The world is the totality of facts, not of things. (Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus)
I think Wittgenstein is wrong.
The world is the totality of things, not of facts.
To be sure, his assertion is a firm rejection of materialism. I firmly reassert it. What remains always are things, not facts, not souls. This is an inducted reason. Like a good philosophical citizen, I do not claim deduction.
Logic has its failings. It regards language as flawless a medium for expressing ideas. It is far from it. Philosophy must investigate language as well.