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Paradox and Platitude in Wittgenstein's Philosophy

David Pears

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199247707
eISBN:
9780191714481
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247707.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book is a concise and readable study of five intertwined themes at the heart of Wittgenstein's thought, written by one of his most eminent interpreters. It offers penetrating investigations and ... More


The False Prison Volume Two

David Pears

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198244868
eISBN:
9780191598210
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019824486X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This is the second of David Pears's acclaimed two‐volume work on the development of Wittgenstein's philosophy, covering the Philosophical Investigations and other writings from 1929 onwards. Though ... More


The Private Language Argument of Philosophical Investigations

David Pears

in The False Prison Volume Two

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198244868
eISBN:
9780191598210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019824486X.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Shifts the discussion from Wittgenstein's treatment of sensations to his views on the method of re‐identifying them by means of a private language. Pears outlines Wittgenstein's private language ... More


Private Language and Privileged Access

Joseph Mendola

in Anti-Externalism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199534999
eISBN:
9780191715969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534999.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter develops a symmetry between one simple form of Wittgenstein's private language argument against internalism and standard internalist complaints rooted in explanation and introspection, ... More


On Misunderstanding Wittgenstein: Kripke's Private‐Language Argumen t

P. M. S Hacker

in Wittgenstein: Connections and Controversies

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199245697
eISBN:
9780191602245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924569X.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Professor Saul Kripke argued that the ‘real’ private language argument terminates with section 202 of the Investigations and is concerned with the logical and epistemological character of following a ... More


Intentional States

Joseph Heath

in Following the Rules: Practical Reasoning and Deontic Constraint

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195370294
eISBN:
9780199871230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370294.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter attempts to provide further motivation for the model of deontic constraint proposed in the previous chapter, by filling in some of the background that informs the way that philosophers ... More


Language, Truth, and Inference

Joseph Mendola

in Anti-Externalism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199534999
eISBN:
9780191715969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534999.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines externalism rooted in theoretical claims about the content of language-mediated thought, especially by a focus on Davidson's truth-based theory and Brandom's use-based theory. ... More


The Structure of the Private Language Argument

David Pears

in The False Prison Volume Two

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198244868
eISBN:
9780191598210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019824486X.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Having clarified the private language argument, Pears relates it to the earlier discussion of phenomenalism, which by itself constitutes a basis of objection against Wittgenstein's argument. Pears ... More


Wittgenstein: Connections and Controversies

P. M. S Hacker

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199245697
eISBN:
9780191602245
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924569X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Consists of 13 thematically linked essays on different aspects of the philosophy of Wittgenstein, by one of the leading commentators on his work. After an opening overview of Wittgenstein’s ... More


Reid on the Credit of Human Testimony

James Van Cleve

in The Epistemology of Testimony

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199276011
eISBN:
9780191706110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276011.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

This chapter explores the analogy proposed by Thomas Reid between testimony and sense perception. It begins by trying to arrive at a correct understanding of the two principles he identifies as ... 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


Normativity and Community

Martin Kusch

in Knowledge by Agreement: The Programme of Communitarian Epistemology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199251223
eISBN:
9780191601767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251223.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Argues that normativity can only exist for interacting individuals. The various individualistic responses to the communitarian position regarding rule‐following fail without exception. Moreover, of ... More


Does the Tractatus contain a private language argument?

William Child

in Wittgenstein's Tractatus: History and Interpretation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199665785
eISBN:
9780191749261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665785.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Cora Diamond has claimed that Wittgenstein’s Tractatus contains an early ‘private language argument’: an argument that private objects in other people’s minds can play no role in the language I use ... More


Qualia Empiricism

Joseph Mendola

in Anti-Externalism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199534999
eISBN:
9780191715969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534999.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter gathers together the various elements of the correct internalist theory, which is called qualia empiricism. It shows how such a theory can reply to one characteristic form of private ... More


Bellow’s Private Language

Michael Lemahieu

in Wittgenstein and Modernism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226420370
eISBN:
9780226420547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226420547.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In Philosophical Investigations, Wittgenstein revolutionized twentieth-century philosophy of language; with The Adventures of Augie March, Saul Bellow created a new novelistic style. LeMahieu ... More


Language and the society of others

Guy Robinson

in Philosophy and Mystification

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823222919
eISBN:
9780823235513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823222919.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Wittgenstein related the concept of following a rule with the limitations of a private language in his “private language argument.” This chapter attempts to answer a few of the questions that arose ... More


Phenomenal Concepts

David Papineau

in Thinking about Consciousness

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199243822
eISBN:
9780191598166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199243824.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Explores the structure of phenomenal concepts. It examines how far they are expressed by everyday words, compares them to perceptual concepts, develops a quotational model of their workings, ... More


In Conclusion: Three Paradigms to the Mind–Body Problem and an Indian Paradigm*

Geeta Ramana

in Human Action, Consciousness, and Problems of Representation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198097266
eISBN:
9780199082766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198097266.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

In conclusion, we look at the how the three paradigms of consciousness that run through the book indicate different ways of conceiving the problem of consciousness and the relation of the mind with ... More


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