How old are these bones? Putnam, Wittgenstein and verification: Cora diamond

Abstract
Hilary Putnam has argued against philosophical theories which tie the content of truth-claims closely to the available methods of investigation and verification. Such theories, he argues, threaten our idea of human communication, which we take to be possible between people of different cultures and across periods of time during which methods of investigation change dramatically. Putnam rejects any reading of Wittgenstein which takes him to make a close tie between meaning and method of verification. What strands in Wittgenstein's thought appear to lend support to such a reading? Can we do justice to the role which method of verification does have for Wittgenstein while retaining our hold on the idea that communication between people is possible despite substantial differences in methods of verification and investigation? Thus it is as if the proof did not determine the sense of the proposition proved; and yet as if it did determine it. But isn't it like that with any verification of any proposition?
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1111/1467-8349.00051
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
Edit this record
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Mark as duplicate
Request removal from index
Revision history
Download options
Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 32,607
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
The Riddle of Dreams.Nadav Matalon - 2011 - Philosophical Psychology 24 (4):517 - 536.
The Habitus, Coping Practices, and the Search for the Ground of Action.Kevin M. Cahill - 2016 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 46 (5):498-524.
Social Inquiry and the Pursuit of Reality.John G. Gunnell - 2016 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 46 (6):584-603.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Criss-Cross Philosophy.Cora Diamond - 2004 - In Erich Ammereller & Eugen Fisher (eds.), Wittgenstein at Work: Method in the Philosophical Investigations. Routledge. pp. 201--220.
Review: Wright's Wittgenstein. [REVIEW]Cora Diamond - 1981 - Philosophical Quarterly 31 (125):352-366.
Program Verification: The Very Idea.James H. Fetzer - 1988 - Communications of the Acm 31 (9):1048--1063.
Verificationist Theory of Meaning.Markus Schrenk - 2008 - In U. Windhorst, M. Binder & N. Hirowaka (eds.), Encyclopaedic Reference of Neuroscience. Springer.
Wittgenstein on Verification and Seeing-As, 1930–1932.Andreas Blank - 2011 - Inquiry : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 54 (6):614 - 632.
How Old Are These Bones? Putnam, Wittgenstein and Verification: Steven Gerrard.Steven Gerrard - 1999 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 73 (1):135–150.
Added to PP index
2009-01-28

Total downloads
131 ( #42,954 of 2,235,865 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
4 ( #149,891 of 2,235,865 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads
My notes
Sign in to use this feature