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Rules, Reasons, and Norms

Philip Pettit

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251872
eISBN:
9780191598227
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251878.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The essays selected here come in three packages. The first set of essays is concerned with the rule‐following, response‐dependent character of thought; the second, with the many factors to which ... More


Wittgenstein and the Philosophy of Mind

Jonathan Ellis and Daniel Guevara (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199737666
eISBN:
9780199933372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737666.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

The status of Wittgenstein’s work in contemporary philosophy of mind is peculiar. While few philosophers of mind would deny that Wittgenstein had at least some helpful things to say concerning ... More


Language

Thomas Nagel

in The Last Word

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195149838
eISBN:
9780199872206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195149831.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Nagel rejects the view that the social phenomenon of language is at the bottom of everything by arguing that we cannot account for reason by means of a naturalistic description of the practices of ... More


Kripke's Wittgenstein

Paul Horwich

in Wittgenstein's Metaphilosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199588879
eISBN:
9780191744716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588879.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, General

Inspired by the Philosophical Investigations, Saul Kripke has devised a skeptical line of reasoning about meaning that differs substantially from the purely therapeutic preoccupation that was imputed ... More


Rule-Following Revisited

Warren Goldfarb

in Wittgenstein and the Philosophy of Mind

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199737666
eISBN:
9780199933372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737666.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

This chapter argues that Wittgenstein does not aim, as many interpreters suggest, to show that our practices of rule-following are groundless, but nor does he aim to show that these practices are ... More


The Private Language Argument One More Time

Robert J. Fogelin

in Wittgenstein and the Philosophy of Mind

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199737666
eISBN:
9780199933372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737666.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

This chapter rejects its own prior interpretation Wittgenstein’s discussions of private language, according to which Wittgenstein’s goal is to provide an argument intended to establish the thesis ... More


Rules, Privacy, and Physicalism

Jim Hopkins

in Wittgenstein and the Philosophy of Mind

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199737666
eISBN:
9780199933372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737666.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

This chapter puts Wittgenstein’s discussion of rule-following and privacy to novel use in an argument for physicalism about the mind. The chapter proceeds with evident concern to keep controversy and ... More


Inside and Outside Language: Stroud's Nonreductionism about Meaning

Hannah Ginsborg

in The Possibility of Philosophical Understanding: Reflections on the Thought of Barry Stroud

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195381658
eISBN:
9780199918317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381658.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General, History of Philosophy

I argue that Stroud's nonreductionism about meaning is insufficiently motivated. First, given that he rejects the assumption that grasp of an expression's meaning guides or instructs us in its use, ... More


A Role for Normative Rule Governance?

Peter Ludlow

in The Philosophy of Generative Linguistics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199258536
eISBN:
9780191725432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258536.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, General

This chapter explores the possibility that the rules and representations that we have play a role in individual normative rule guidance for us, even though the rules are not accessible to us in ... More


Worries about Rules and Representations

Peter Ludlow

in The Philosophy of Generative Linguistics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199258536
eISBN:
9780191725432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258536.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, General

This chapter takes on philosophical worries that have been lodged against rules and representations (e.g. by Quine) and rule following (e.g. in Kripke's reconstruction of Wittgenstein's rule ... More


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