Chan on Wittgenstein and rule-following

2:20 PM Matthew Chan’s “Wittgenstein and Rule-Following”

Chan discusses the rule-following paradox of the PI, George Wilson’s criticisms of other interpreters of Kripke’s Wittgenstein, and Wilson’s own favored view of Kripkensteinian normativity.   Chan talks the audience through the rule-following paradox, rejection of the Platonists’ ‘rails to infinity,’ and conventionalist and stipulative attempts at resolution. We all try to make sense of Wilson’s rejection of so-called robust normativity– avoiding the radical sceptical conclusion that our language is meaningless, without normativity, yet rejecting the idea that normativity must be in the form of classical realist truth conditions.


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