notion of which is constant and uniform following a certain rule, such that this line A review of Saul A. Kripke, Wittgenstein: On Rules and Private Language. 68), ‘The impossibility of private language emerges as a What is it to grasp the rule of addition?. book by philosopher of language Saul Kripke, in which he contends that the Kripke ex- presses doubts in Wittgenstein on Rules and Private Lan- guage as to .

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Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. He not only drew the logical consequences of ordinary beliefs, but also solved intricate problems in mathematics. Languaye a child prodigy, he was presented by his father to distinguished mathematicians and philosophers, who were overwhelmed by his talents.

Wittgenstein on Rules and Private Language

His father introduced him at the age of 15 to a group of eminent mathematicians, headed by Haskell B. Kripke’s boyhood genius did not flicker out in the s, when he studied at Harvard, Oxford, Princeton and Rockefeller University or, more accurately, when he worked independently at these institutions and had occasional contact with his surroundings. His academic lanfuage was unique.


He ascended directly to full professorships, without ever earning a doctorate. In fact, his highest academic degree was a B. Kripkenever earned a doctorate, because no academician could be found to teach him.

Consequently, the universities let him alone and admitted him to their faculties when he said he was ready. Slow to publish his lectures, Kripke nonetheless released a few articles, which he published langusge in technical journals of philosophy and mathematics. So far his work has extended the boundaries of the most abstruse field of analytic philosophy, modal logic.

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He is esteemed for having invented the quantitative formulations of modality and for having opened up the ontological territory of possible worlds. His work, esoteric as it may seem to a public acquainted with rulea “social” philosophers as John Dewey or Jean-Paul Sartre, has created new fields in mathematical set theory and modal logic, which will generate Ph.

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Wittgenstein on Rules and Private Language: Harvard University Press- Philosophy – pages. Wittgenwtein this book Saul Kripke brings his powerful philosophical intelligence to bear on Wittgenstein’s analysis of the notion of following a rule. Postscript Wittgenstein and Other Minds. Other editions – View all Wittgenstein on rules and private language: Kripke Snippet view – Wittgenstein on rules and private language [electronic resource]: Kripke No preview available – An Elementary Exposition Saul A.


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