Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Private language: according to L. Wittgenstein a private language, i.e. a language which an individual develops only for himself and uses to express his feelings, is not possible. (See L. Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations, 1953, § 243, 258). You cannot give yourself instructions. You could not even understand the language. See also rule following, Kripke's Wittgenstein, priviledged access, Wittgenstein's beetle.

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.
Author Item    More concepts for author
Dummett, Michael Private Language   Dummett, Michael
Lewis, David Private Language   Lewis, David
Logic Texts Private Language   Logic Texts
McDowell, John Private Language   McDowell, John
Millikan, Ruth Private Language   Millikan, Ruth
Nietzsche, F. Private Language   Nietzsche, F.
Wittgenstein, L. Private Language   Wittgenstein, L.
Wright, Crispin Private Language   Wright, Crispin

Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-10-19