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A Priori Rules: Wittgenstein on the Normativity of Logic

Peter Railton

in New Essays on the A Priori

Published in print October 2000 | ISBN: 9780199241279
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597107 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199241279.003.0008
   A Priori Rules: Wittgenstein on the Normativity of Logic

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Peter Railton explores a non‐meaning‐based approach to explaining the possibility of a priori knowledge, suggesting that we regard apparently a priori principles as rules, regulative of certain practices. Railton goes on to use this idea as a foundation of comparison with Wittgenstein's views in the first part of his Philosophical Investigations.

Keywords: a priori knowledge; logic; normativity; Philosophical Investigations; Peter Railton; rules; Wittgenstein

Chapter.  13654 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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