The Normativity of Semantic Correctness: A Davidsonian Perspective

Lasonen, Maria The Normativity of Semantic Correctness: A Davidsonian Perspective. In: Pre-Proceedings of the 26th International Wittgenstein Symposium. Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, Kirchberg am Wechsel, pp. 193-195.


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Kripke (1982: 37) famously contrasts norms with mere dispositions: although the manifest dispositions of a person can tell us what she thought the right way of following a rule was, they cannot point to what she should have done. This implies that to be normative, the meaning of a term must have consequences for how we should use it. My concern is not the sceptical problem of how there can be meaning-facts in the first place, but what sense can be made of the claim that meanings have nromative consequences for use. I start by examining three cases, and asking which, if any, is analogical to speaking a language.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Norms; Normativity; Syntactic Correctness; Davidson, D.; Dumment, M; Kripke, S.; Wittgenstein, L.
Subjects: Philosophie > Philosophische Journale, Kongresse, Vereinigungen > Wittgenstein Symposium Kirchberg, Pre-Proceedings > Kirchberg 2003
Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Sprachphilosophie
Depositing User: Stefan Köstenbauer
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2008 09:53
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2011 18:52

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