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Private Objects, Physical Objects, and Ostension

Barry Stroud

in Meaning, Understanding, and Practice

Published in print July 2002 | ISBN: 9780199252145
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598487 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199252149.003.0013
 Private Objects, Physical Objects, and Ostension

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Contains an examination of David Pears’ interpretation of the private language argument. Reasons are given to doubt Pears’ account both with regard to its content and as a reading of Wittgenstein. Remarks about Wittgenstein's philosophical enterprise are culled from the matter at hand.

Keywords: ostension; Pears; private language; Wittgenstein

Chapter.  8674 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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