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Wittgenstein´s “Private Language Argument” According to Kripke
University of Skövde, School of Humanities and Informatics.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Wittgenstein was a very important philosopher of the early twentieth century. One of his most important points was that which has been known as the Private Language Argument. This argument was given a new interpretation by Saul Kripke in 1982, which stirred up much debate. This essay investigates Kripke´s so called “skeptical challenge” and his “skeptical solution” to that challenge. To further enlighten the subject this essay also discusses a critique to Kripke´s interpretation, provided by the main critics, Baker and Hacker (1984). The conclusion of the essay is that Kripke´s theory takes up some interesting and important issues, although there are some serious flaws in Kripke´s solution that needs to be addressed if the solution is to be taken seriously.

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2012. , 40 p.
Keyword [en]
Wittgenstein, private language, Kripke, language games
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Philosophy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-6108OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-6108DiVA: diva2:538732
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Philosophy
Educational program
Consciousness Studies - Philosophy and Neuropsychology
Uppsok
Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2012-07-11 Created: 2012-07-02 Last updated: 2012-07-11Bibliographically approved

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