Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Private language: L. Wittgenstein says it is impossible - you cannot give yourself instructions. You could not even understand the language. See also rule following, Kripke's Wittgenstein, priviledged access, Wittgensteins beetle.
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Dummett, Michael
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Private Language I 127
It makes no sense to say that there is something about which we cannot talk.
I 143
Private Language/Dummett: E.g. assuming there was a new language similar to Esperanto: "interlingua". Invented by a speaker for purely private use: it is not subject to Wittgenstein s verdict against a private language, because the privacy of this language is only a contingent feature. It is just de facto known to only one person. Wittgenstein s arguments are directed against the possibility of an essentially private language. (> Private Language).
But Interlingua would not be independent from other languages, it would not exist in a vacuum.
I 143
Private Language: WittgensteinVs - DummettVsWittgenstein: an artificial private language is possible and can be learned.

Du I
M. Dummett
Urspr√ľnge der analytischen Philosophie Frankfurt 1992

M. Dummett
Wahrheit Stuttgart 1982

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-25