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Rule‐Following: Meaning and Doing

David Pears

in The False Prison Volume Two

Published in print November 1988 | ISBN: 9780198244868
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598210 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019824486X.003.0008
 Rule‐Following: Meaning and Doing

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Departs from Wittgenstein's philosophy of psychology and picks up the notions of meaning and doing, in the light of his early theory of meaning. Pears introduces Wittgenstein's rule‐following considerations and puts forward a differentiated non‐critical interpretation of Wittgenstein's thoughts on how to follow a rule.

Keywords: doing; meaning; rule‐following; rules; theory of meaning; Wittgenstein

Chapter.  17377 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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