»I can"t have your pains« First Person Statements and the Ambiguity of Meaning

Munz, Volker A. (2002) »I can"t have your pains« First Person Statements and the Ambiguity of Meaning. In: UNSPECIFIED Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, pp. 179-181.

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In PI 246 Wittgenstein remarks: »In what sense
are my sensations private?« This question is embedded in
a broader context that deals with the possibility of a private
language (cf. PI 243-315). Sensations can thereby be
considered with respect to an epistemic as well as a
possessive kind of privacy. In PI 246 Wittgenstein refers to
statements of the form »Only I can know that I am pain
whereas others can only surmise it«. He then argues that
such expressions are in one sense false and in another
nonsense. Although this remark refers to the epistemic
aspect of privacy I shall argue that this semantic
differentiation also holds for sentences stating the
ownership of sensations.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: sensations; private sensations; private language; Wittgenstein, L.
Subjects: Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Bewußtseinsphilosophie, Philosophie des Geistes und der Psychologie
Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Sprachphilosophie
Philosophie > Philosophische Journale, Kongresse, Vereinigungen > Wittgenstein Symposium Kirchberg, Pre-Proceedings > Kirchberg 2002
Depositing User: Wolfgang Heuer
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2020 14:24
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2020 14:24
URI: http://sammelpunkt.philo.at/id/eprint/2925

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