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ERIC Number: EJ1039429
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3746
Language Learning in Wittgenstein and Davidson
Kotzee, Ben
Studies in Philosophy and Education, v33 n4 p413-431 Jul 2014
In this paper, I discuss language learning in Wittgenstein and Davidson. Starting from a remark by Bakhurst, I hold that both Wittgenstein and Davidson's philosophies of language contain responses to the problem of language learning, albeit of a different form. Following Williams, I hold that the concept of language learning can explain Wittgenstein's approach to the normativity of meaning in the "Philosophical Investigations". Turning to Davidson, I hold that language learning can, equally, explain Davidson's theory of triangulation. I sketch an account of triangulation as Davidson's response to the problem of the normativity of meaning and explain the role that language learning plays in this account.
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Language: English
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