Metaphilosophy 48 (1-2):123-145 (2017)

Hanne Appelqvist
University of Helsinki
The overall goal of this article is to show that aesthetics plays a major role in a debate at the very center of philosophy. Drawing on the work of David Bell, the article spells out how Kant and Wittgenstein use reflective judgment, epitomized by a judgment of beauty, as a key in their respective solutions to the rule-following problem they share. The more specific goal is to offer a Kantian account of semantic normativity as understood by Wittgenstein. The article argues that Wittgenstein's reason for describing language as a collection of language games is to allow for a perspective that shows those games as internally purposive without any extralinguistic purpose. This perspective also allows for that union of the general rule and its particular application in practice that the original paradox of rule-following is wanting.
Keywords grammar  Wittgenstein  judgment of beauty  semantic normativity  reflective judgment  aesthetics  rule‐following  Kant
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DOI 10.1111/meta.12223
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