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The evolution of the private language argument
Keld Stehr Nielsen

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The evolution of the private language argument
Keld Stehr Nielsen.

Published 2007 by Ashgate Pub. Ltd. in Aldershot, Hants, England, Burlington, VT .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Between the wars
The dispute between Carnap and Neurath
The Vienna circle before 1932
The unity of science
Carnap's private language argument
Neurath's private language argument
Private language and the Vienna circles agenda
Wittgenstein's early concerns about privacy
The transition to physicalism
The phenomenological language argument
Consequences of the phenomenological argument
The motivation of the early private language arguments
Wittgenstein in transition the later material
The 1941 private object argument
The difference in approach
Wittgenstein's contemporaries and the privacy issue
Post-war effects of philosophical investigations
Reviews and reactions
The reductio argument
The solitary language argument
The external argument
Pain-expressions as criteria
Malcolm on use and ordinary language
The availability of an argument
Post-war doubts about cartesianism
The reductio argument and verificationism
Malcolm's account of criteria
Sensations and sensation language
Ordinary sensation language
Cook on privacy and ordinary language
The ordinary language methodology
Reinterpreting Wittgenstein
Lessons from ordinary language philosophy
Language within philosophy
The problem with private ostensive definitions
Approaching philosophical investigations anew
The change of focus
Overcoming verificationism
The new role of language in philosophy
The rule-following considerations
The problem of following a rule
The Kripkean private language argument
Making room for the community
The sceptical paradox and the picture theory
Revisiting philosophical investigations
The memory-criteria argument
Strategic clarifications
The demand for criteria : language essentials
The manometer-beetle argument
Wittgenstein's target
The notion of use
Private language arguments, Wittgenstein and contemporary philosophy.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Ashgate Wittgensteinian studies


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B832.3 .N54 2007

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p. cm.

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