Chapter

The Problems With Private Semantics

Charles Travis

in The Uses of Sense

Published in print September 2001 | ISBN: 9780199245871
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598630 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199245878.003.0008
 The Problems With Private Semantics

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Sketches two arguments against the possibility of private language, both of which might be detected in Wittgenstein. One argument is epistemic, the other not. It argues that private language does not require private objects.

Keywords: doubt; privacy; private language; reasonable judges; transcendence; Wittgenstein

Chapter.  28652 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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