Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

 
Language game, philosophy: a language game is an expression (originally by L. Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations, § 23) for dealing with language in typical situations which is responsible for the formation of word meanings in a community. See also use theory, use, meaning, meaning change, reference, conventions.

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Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

 
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Rorty II 51
Language games/Habermas (according to Rorty): only work because they presuppose overarching idealizations which can give rise to an agreement that is criticisable in relation to the perspective of validity claims. The language is subjected to an endurance test here. Idealizing insinuations make a probation possible. (Rorty pro) RortyVs: the relevant idealizing need not include the concept of "universal validity".
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Rorty II 94
Habermas (according to Rorty): distinguishes between a strategic and a genuinely communicative use of language. Scale of degrees of confidence.


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

Ha I
J. Habermas
Der philosophische Diskurs der Moderne Frankfurt 1988

Ro I
R. Rorty
Der Spiegel der Natur Frankfurt 1997

Ro II
R. Rorty
Philosophie & die Zukunft Frankfurt 2000

Ro III
R. Rorty
Kontingenz, Ironie und Solidarität Frankfurt 1992

Ro IV
R. Rorty
Eine Kultur ohne Zentrum Stuttgart 1993

Ro V
R. Rorty
Solidarität oder Objektivität? Stuttgart 1998

Ro VI
R. Rorty
Wahrheit und Fortschritt Frankfurt 2000


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-09-23