Language Idling and Language in Use Wittgenstein on Following Rules

Moser, Anna Aloisia (2002) Language Idling and Language in Use Wittgenstein on Following Rules. In: UNSPECIFIED Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, pp. 173-175.

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Abstract

This paper has a simple goal: it aims to present the difference between static logic and dynamic grammar. At the same time I will stress another difference which traverses logic and grammar: the difference between language idling and language in use. There is a development from static logic to dynamic grammar in Wittgenstein"s philosophy from early to late, whereas the difference between language idling and language in use pervades the whole oeuvre. Therefore I shall distinguish between four different conditions pertaining to the attempt to render the relations that hold language together. We find in early Wittgenstein "idle static logic" and "static logic in use," and in late Wittgenstein "idle dynamic grammar" and "dynamic grammar in use." This four-fold distinction serves to emphasize that the crucial shift to "use," which is usually claimed to be a feature of the Philosophical Investigations, already takes place in the Tractatus. A negligence of this "double shift" from logic to grammar and from idle language to language in use brought about a vast amount of misapprehensions of Wittgenstein"s philosophy, especially of the account of rule following.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Idle Language; Language in Use; Static Logic; Dynamic grammar; Kripke, s.; Wittgenstein, L.
Subjects: Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Sprachphilosophie
Philosophie > Philosophische Journale, Kongresse, Vereinigungen > Wittgenstein Symposium Kirchberg, Pre-Proceedings > Kirchberg 2002
Depositing User: Stefan Köstenbauer
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2011 18:52
URI: http://sammelpunkt.philo.at/id/eprint/1438

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