Date Thesis Awarded
Honors Thesis -- Open Access
Bachelors of Arts (BA)
Matthew C. Haug
Robert S. Leventhal
My claim in this essay is that Wittgenstein's discussion of rule-following and meaning leaves us with a radically novel conception of the meaningfulness of language and that this in turn underpins his rejection of Cartesian dualism and traditional assumptions about the self that inform both realist and solipsistic positions. These connections are based largely off the first part of the Philosophical Investigations. In tracing these connections I hope to defend Wittgenstein's position as a tenable alternative.
Dalby, Sean W., ""Turning the Fly Around" The Relationship between Wittgenstein's Discussion of Meaning and the Self: An Exegesis and Defense" (2009). Undergraduate Honors Theses. William & Mary. Paper 319.
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