The problem of rule-following in compositional semantics

Southern Journal of Philosophy 33 (1):97-108 (1995)
One of the central issues in the recent discussion of rule-following has been the apparent gap between the finitude of any facts about the rule-follower and the infinitude of possible applications of rules. In this paper the author argues that the combination of the rule-follower's disposition and explicit directions can fill this gap with respect to the interpretation of individual words, but that the problem of finitude remains a serious threat to compositional semantics for natural language because there are no explicit directions we can rely on in learning its rules
Keywords Language  Rule  Semantics  Kripke, S  Wittgenstein
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DOI 10.1111/j.2041-6962.1995.tb00733.x
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