Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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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.

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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III 221
Rules / language game / Derrida / Rorty: he does not want to make a move in the language game. - He does not want to play. - He does not wants to refute anyone.
VI 210f
RortyVsMcDowell: one should not speak of forms of comprehensibility.
McDowell: logical space of reasons and logical space of the laws are sui generis respectively.
RortyVsMcDowell: They are not so strictly separate areas (the reason and the law). All language games are sui generis. They can not be reduced to one another. e.g. Football and biology. But that is philosophically sterile question.
With Wittgenstein: we should not over-dramatize the contrasts. It is simply banal: different tools serve different purposes.

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.

Ro I
R. Rorty
Der Spiegel der Natur Frankfurt 1997

R. Rorty
Philosophie & die Zukunft Frankfurt 2000

R. Rorty
Kontingenz, Ironie und Solidarität Frankfurt 1992

R. Rorty
Eine Kultur ohne Zentrum Stuttgart 1993

Ro V
R. Rorty
Solidarität oder Objektivität? Stuttgart 1998

R. Rorty
Wahrheit und Fortschritt Frankfurt 2000

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