Philosophy Dictionary 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 E. Private Language   Dummett, Michael E.
Lewis, David K. Private Language   Lewis, David K.
Logic Texts, Private Language   Logic Texts
McDowell, John Private Language   McDowell, John
Millikan, , Ruth Private Language   Millikan, Ruth
Nietzsche, Friedrich Private Language   Nietzsche, Friedrich
Wittgenstein, , Ludwig Private Language   Wittgenstein, Ludwig
Wright, Crispin Private Language   Wright, Crispin

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