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5) The instructive reason seems to be that pure intending or a pure act of intention as a private mental event is itself incapable even in principle of being practically individuated as a single nameable thing, as we learn from the private language argument which precedes the discussion of inventing games in Wittgenstein's text, and the unavailability of criteria of correctness for the naming of private sensations such as purported pain sensation S as an individual nameable object.
spiritual" or geistliche solution is equally defeated via the private language argument by undermining the essential particularity requirement for correlating the intention to use a particular name to refer to a specific object as mediating between the named object and its name.
The author speculates and raises questions designed to show an opponent where he or she has gone astray This is nowhere more true than in the passages of the private language argument, where Wittgenstein argues against the sophist, who believes it is possible, and even unavoidable, to speak a language and live in a world of ones own.
A thorough and sophisticated study of the evolution of Wittgenstein's philosophy The revised edition contains a response to Kripke's interpretation of the private language argument.
Phenomenal Concepts and the Private Language Argument, DAVID PAPINEAU
In this essay, the author wants to consider whether the "phenomenal concepts" posited by many recent philosophers of mind are consistent with Wittgenstein's private language argument.
There is, for instance, a response to Shoemaker's argument for a constitutive relationship between certain mental states and introspective access to them, and one can find a short reply to the private language argument.
Returning now to the private language argument, Mulhall sets out to demonstrate that the guiding themes of his previous work (namely the internal relation between form and content in Wittgenstein's writing, the literary dimensions of his language, and the nature of Wittgenstein's 'therapeutic' relation to his readers) have a central importance to the private language argument as well.
Mulhall favours the former (but gives both sides a fair and thorough exposition), and thus maintains a certain resolute continuity between the Tractatus and the private language argument of the Investigations.
I will not consider Jacquette's third goal here; although he handles the material skillfully, for the most part his analysis of such topics as the private language argument does not cover new ground.
There are, after all, credible dualist replies to the private language argument.
124), and the private language argument no more stable or normative than a social contract (p.