Location

Murray Boardroom, University of Puget Sound

Event Website

http://webspace.pugetsound.edu/facultypages/atubert/ConferenceSchedule2016.htm

Start Date

12-2-2016 2:00 PM

End Date

12-2-2016 2:50 PM

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My thesis is this: in Kripke's Wittgenstein on Rules and Private Language, there are two strands of rule-following skepticism. They are intertwined but can be disentangled. My aim is to clarify how these strands differ and then answer one of the strands.

A few remarks by way of orientation: first, the strands of rule-following skepticism that I will be discussing also exist in Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations. However, Kripke's book is useful as a way of focusing our discussion on rule-following since its structure is more manageable than that of Philosophical Investigations. Second, I'm going to call my skeptic 'Kripke' even though Kripke himself suggests it may be wrong to identify his own position with that of the skeptic's. This choice is motivated by considerations of locutionary ease.

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Murray Boardroom, University of Puget Sound

My thesis is this: in Kripke's Wittgenstein on Rules and Private Language, there are two strands of rule-following skepticism. They are intertwined but can be disentangled. My aim is to clarify how these strands differ and then answer one of the strands.

A few remarks by way of orientation: first, the strands of rule-following skepticism that I will be discussing also exist in Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations. However, Kripke's book is useful as a way of focusing our discussion on rule-following since its structure is more manageable than that of Philosophical Investigations. Second, I'm going to call my skeptic 'Kripke' even though Kripke himself suggests it may be wrong to identify his own position with that of the skeptic's. This choice is motivated by considerations of locutionary ease.

http://soundideas.pugetsound.edu/psupc/psupc2016/Friday/7