David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Analysis 51 (March):79-84 (1991)
In Wittgenstein on Meaning, Colin McGinn argues that the skeptical argument that Kripke distills from Wittgenstein's rule-following considerations generates at most what might be called meaning skepticism (the non-factuality view of meaning), and not concept skepticism (the non-factuality view of concepts). If correct, this would mean the skeptical reasoning is far less significant than Kripke thinks. Others have seemed to agree with McGinn. I argue that McGinn is wrong here--that, in fact, Kripke's skeptical reasoning has a straightforward extension to concepts. Whether the reasoning succeeds, however, is another matter, which I do not address here
|Keywords||Logic Meaning Scepticism Kripke, S Mcginn, C|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
M. McGinn (1984). Kripke on Wittgenstein's Sceptical Problem. Ratio 26 (June):19-32.
Colin McGinn (1977). Anomalous Monism and Kripke's Cartesian Intuitions. Analysis 2 (January):78-80.
Andrew Woodfield (1978). Identity Theories and the Argument From Epistemic Counterparts. Analysis 38 (June):140-3.
G. Stock (1988). Leibniz and Kripke's Sceptical Paradox. Philosophical Quarterly 38 (July):326-329.
George Rudebusch (1986). Hoffman on Kripke's Wittgenstein. Philosophical Research Archives 12:177-182.
Andrew Woodfield (1978). Rejoinder to McGinn. Analysis 38 (October):201-203.
F. Davies (1998). How Sceptical is Kripke's 'Sceptical Solution'. Philsophia 26 (1-2):119-40.
Stephen C. Hetherington (1991). Kripke and McGinn on Wittgensteinian Rule-Following. Philosophia 21 (1-2):89-100.
Hannah Ginsborg (2011). Review of Oughts and Thoughts: Rule-Following and the Normativity of Content, by Anandi Hattiangadi. [REVIEW] Mind 119 (476):1175-1186.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads17 ( #80,536 of 1,004,679 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #64,743 of 1,004,679 )
How can I increase my downloads?