External and internal private language arguments.

Stevenson, Leslie (1994) External and internal private language arguments. Wittgenstein Studien, 1 (1).

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The external version of the PLA (private language argument) argues that there can be no such thing as x using "k" meaningfully unless it is logically possible for any other person y to acquire reason to believe that x is doing so. The internal version claims that it must be logically possible for x himself to acquire reason for belief in the meaningfulness of his own usage. Both versions of Wittgenstein's argument are here set out explicitly, and defended against various objections that have been made over the last forty years.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Externe, Interne, Sprache
Subjects: Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Sprachphilosophie
Philosophie > Philosophische Journale, Kongresse, Vereinigungen > Wittgenstein Studien 1994-97
Depositing User: Günther Friesinger
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2003
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2011 18:50
URI: http://sammelpunkt.philo.at/id/eprint/409

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