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The False Prison Volume Two$
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David Pears

Print publication date: 1988

Print ISBN-13: 9780198244868

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/019824486X.001.0001

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Rule‐Following: Meaning and Doing

Rule‐Following: Meaning and Doing

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The False Prison Volume Two

David Pears

Oxford University Press

Departs from Wittgenstein's philosophy of psychology and picks up the notions of meaning and doing, in the light of his early theory of meaning. Pears introduces Wittgenstein's rule‐following considerations and puts forward a differentiated non‐critical interpretation of Wittgenstein's thoughts on how to follow a rule.

Keywords:   doing, meaning, rule‐following, rules, theory of meaning, Wittgenstein

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