Rule-Following Made Easy

Bernecker, Sven (2003) Rule-Following Made Easy. In: UNSPECIFIED Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, pp. 33-35.


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I wish to argue that the problem of rule-following rests on semantic internalism and that semantic externalism makes the problem evaporate. Given that the rule-following problem is a version of the general problem that the reference of an intentional phenomenon is underdetermined by its meaning, semantic externalism solves the problem by reducing meaning to reference. Since both Kripke and Wittgenstein are proponents of semantic externalism, the problem of rule-following is not a problem for either Kripke or Wittgenstein, but only for Wittgenstein"s internalist interlocutor.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rule-Following, Semantic-Externalism; Kripke, S.; Wittgenstein, L.
Subjects: Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Epistemologie, Wissenschaftstheorie, Naturphilosophie
Philosophie > Philosophische Journale, Kongresse, Vereinigungen > Wittgenstein Symposium Kirchberg, Pre-Proceedings > Kirchberg 2003
Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Sprachphilosophie
Depositing User: Stefan Köstenbauer
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2011 18:52

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