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Wittgenstein on the arbitrariness of grammar

Author: Michael N Forster
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2004.
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What is the nature of a conceptual scheme? Are there alternative conceptual schemes? If so, are some more justifiable or correct than others? The later Wittgenstein already addresses these fundamental philosophical questions under the general rubric of "grammar" and the question of its "arbitrariness"--And does so with great subtlety. This book explores Wittgenstein's views on these questions. Part I interprets his  Read more...
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Forster, Michael N.
Wittgenstein on the arbitrariness of grammar.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2004
(DLC) 2003055536
(OCoLC)52705983
Named Person: Ludwig Wittgenstein; Ludwig Wittgenstein; Ludwig Wittgenstein
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael N Forster
ISBN: 9781400826049 1400826047 9780691113661 0691113661
OCLC Number: 436877505
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 247 pages)
Contents: GRAMMAR, ARBITRARINESS, NON-ARBITRARINESS --
Wittgenstein's conception of grammar --
The sense in which grammar is arbitrary --
The sense in which grammar is non-arbitrary --
Some modest criticisms --
THE DIVERSITY THESIS --
Alternative grammars? The case of formal logic --
Alternative grammars? The limits of language --
Alternative grammars? The problem of access.
Responsibility: Michael N. Forster.
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"Nuanced and convincingly supported, Forster's work reaches conclusions of great intrinsic interest."--Paul Horwich, University College, London and City University of New York

 
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