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The Private Language Argument

  • Enrique Villanueva
Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 172)

Abstract

In the past twenty one years the possibility or impossibility of a private language has been discussed with a certain degree of obsession. The name “Private Language Argument”1 covers a multiplicity of different issues. Some philosophers want to see in the PLA a paradigm of philosophical argument with devastating consequences for the Cartesian Thesis on the Philosophy of Mind and the Metaphysics of Persons;2 others only see obscure statements that in no case make an argument or a definite point.

Keywords

Philosophical Argument Private Rule Aristotelian Society Latin AmerICa Private Language 
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References

  1. 5.
    A. J. Ayer, “Can There Be a Private Language?” in O. R. Jones, ed., The Private Language Argument ( New York: Macmillan, 1971 ), p. 277.Google Scholar
  2. 18.
    J. Cook, “Wittgenstein on Privacy,” in G. Pitcher, Wittgenstein: The Philosophical Investigations ( New York: Maonillan, 1968 ), p. 289–96.Google Scholar
  3. 23.
    C. Ginet, “Wittgenstein’s Argument That One Cannot Obey a Rule Privately,” Nous (1970), p. 363.Google Scholar

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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1984

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