Journal of Philosophical Research 21 (January):197-207 (1996)
A common complaint against Kripke’s Wittgenstein on Rules and Private Language is that whereas the aim of “the real” Wittgenstein’s private language argument is to establish the impossibility of a necessarily private language, the communitarian account of meaning proposed by Kripke’s Wittgenstein (KW), if successful, would establish the impossibility of a contingently private language. I show that this common complaint is based on a failure of Kripke’s critics (a failure that is justified, in part, by Kripke’s text) to recognize and understand his distinction between a “physically isolated” individual (PII) and an individual “considered in isolation” (ICl) . It is only an ICI for whom rule following and language are rendered impossible by KW. l then show that an lel speaks a necessarily private language. Thus, KW’s private language argument gives us, at best, the same story about the impossibility of private language as pre-Kripke accounts of Wittgenstein’s private language argument
|Keywords||Epistemology Private Language Rule Kripke, S Wittgenstein|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Some Paradoxes in Kripke's Interpretation of Wittgenstein.Patricia H. Werhane - 1987 - Synthese 73 (2):253 - 273.
On Misinterpreting Kripke's Wittgenstein.Alex Byrne - 1996 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 56 (2):339-343.
Kripke, Crusoe and Wittgenstein.S. Davies - 1988 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 66 (March):52-66.
Wittgenstein on Private Language and Privat Mental Objects.Dale Jacquette - 1994 - Wittgenstein-Studien 1 (1).
Hoffman on Kripke's Wittgenstein.George Rudebusch - 1986 - Philosophical Research Archives 12:177-182.
Wittgenstein, Kripke, and the Rule Following Paradox.Adam M. Croom - 2010 - Dialogue 52 (3):103-109.
Kripke, Wittgenstein and the Private Language Argument.P. von Morstein - 1980 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 11:61-74.
Kripke's Account of the Argument Against Private Language.Crispin Wright - 1984 - Journal of Philosophy 81 (12):759-78.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads76 ( #65,659 of 2,146,969 )
Recent downloads (6 months)6 ( #120,029 of 2,146,969 )
How can I increase my downloads?
There are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.