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Single Idea 18723

[catalogued under 5. Theory of Logic / E. Structures of Logic / 2. Logical Connectives / c. not]

Full Idea

Correct use does not imply the ability to make the rules explicit. Understanding 'not' is like understanding a move in chess.

Gist of Idea

We may correctly use 'not' without making the rule explicit


Ludwig Wittgenstein (Lectures 1930-32 (student notes) [1931], B XII.1)

Book Reference

Wittgenstein,Ludwig: 'Lectures in Cambridge 1930-32', ed/tr. Lee,Desmond [Blackwell 1980], p.53