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Single Idea 19271

[catalogued under 18. Thought / A. Modes of Thought / 10. Rule Following]

Full Idea

Every explanation of a rule could conceivably be misunderstood.

Gist of Idea

No rule can be fully explained


Saul A. Kripke (Wittgenstein on Rules and Private Language [1982], 3)

Book Reference

Kripke,Saul: 'Wittgenstein on Rules and Private Language' [Blackwell 1993], p.82

A Reaction

This is Kripke's summary of what he takes to be Wittgenstein's scepticism about rules.