Rule-Following and Intentionality

[New Entry by Alexander Miller and Alexandra-Olivia Sultanescu on April 12, 2022.]
Ludwig Wittgenstein’s reflections on rule-following – principally, sections 138 – 242 of Philosophical Investigations and section VI of Remarks on the Foundations of Mathematics – raise a series of provoking questions and puzzles about the nature of language and thought. The literature on this topic is vast. We’ll structure our discussion around Saul Kripke’s Wittgenstein on Rules and Private Language (1982), the most widely discussed commentary on…

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