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|Kripke’s Wittgenstein||I 216
Kripke's Wittgenstein: nothing can be meant, because no rule and no presence controls the meaning of words - there is no fact, due to which a word means something - Solution: Implementation of socially controlled assertibility conditions.
Kripke's Wittgenstein/Cavell: skeptical paradox: nothing, no rule, no present can control the meaning of my words. This is the end of the possibility of meaning something at all.
Solution: Introduction of socially sanctioned assertibility conditions.
Kripke: Main point: the absence of meaning-imparting facts.
CavellVsKripke: 1. probably Wittgenstein himself did not see the paradox like this. He would also not ask for such facts as to guarantee the meaning and which should be more stable than our practice.
CavellVsKripke: 2. Kripke goes unintentionally from "inclined to" to "be entitled to" about:
Wittgenstein: "If I have exhausted the reasoning, I am inclined to say .."
Kripke (unlike Wittgenstein) seems to believe that agreement is something like a contract.
Its solution is more skeptical than the problem that is to solve it.
Kripke's Wittgenstein/Cavell: for Kripke, rules are more fundamental than criteria for Wittgenstein's skepticism against meanings.
CavellVsKripke: the problem of the ordinary remains underexposed.
For me, the rules are subordinated to the criteria.
Kripke's Wittgenstein/CavellVsKripke: Solution: it is about whether the newcomer accepts what Emerson calls conformism, or not. It is about the permanent crisis of a society that believes itself to be based on consensus.
When the child is marginalized as crazy, it is both the power of a society and its powerlessness.
Kripke's Wittgenstein/CavellVsKripke: I do not think his reading is wrong, I doubt his need. If so, the problem needs to be redesigned. +...
Die Unheimlichkeit des Gewöhnlichen Frankfurt 2002