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[catalogued under 19. Language / A. Nature of Meaning / 10. Denial of Meanings]

Full Idea

Quine and Kripke's Wittgenstein attempt to argue that there are no facts about meaning, that the notion of meaning, as Kripke puts it, 'vanishes into thin air'.

Gist of Idea

Kripke's Wittgenstein says meaning 'vanishes into thin air'


report of Saul A. Kripke (Wittgenstein on Rules and Private Language [1982]) by Alexander Miller - Philosophy of Language Pref

Book Reference

Miller,Alexander: 'Philosophy of Language' [UCL Press 1998], p.-6

A Reaction

A tempting solution to the problem. If, though, it is possible for someone to say something that is self-evidently meaningless, or to accuse someone of speaking (deep down) without meaning, then that needs explaining.