Wittgenstein, Rules and Institutions

Routledge (1997)
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David Bloor's challenging new evaluation of Wittgenstein's account of rules and rule-following brings together the rare combination of philosophical and sociological viewpoints. Wittgenstein enigmatically claimed that the way we follow rules is an "institution" without ever explaining what he meant by this term. Wittgenstein's contribution to the debate has since been subject to sharply opposed interpretations by "collectivist" and "individualist" readings by philosophers; in the light of this controversy, Bloor argues convincingly for a collectivist, sociological understanding of Wittgenstein's later work. Accessible and simply written, this book provides the first consistent sociological reading of Wittgenstein's work for many years
Keywords Epistemology  Institution  Knowledge  Rule  Scepticism  Wittgenstein
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Call number B3376.W564.B6 1997
ISBN(s) 0415161487   9780415161473   0415161479   9780415161480  
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