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Rule‐Following: The Rejection of the Platonic Theory in Philosophical Investigations

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.003.0009
 Rule‐Following: The Rejection of the Platonic Theory in Philosophical Investigations

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Chapter 17 deepens the rule‐following discussion and critically examines Saul Kripke's influential sceptical interpretation of Wittgenstein. Pears discusses Wittgenstein's rejection of Platonism and connects the rule‐following considerations to a number of strands of Wittgenstein's thought introduced in the previous chapters.

Keywords: Kripke; Platonism; rule‐following; rules; sceptical; Wittgenstein

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Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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