Vertical Relations of Language-Games

Authors

MÁCHA Jakub

Year of publication 2013
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Papers of the 36th International Wittgenstein Symposium
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Citation
Field Philosophy and religion
Keywords Wittgenstein; language-game; vertical relation
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Description The aim of this paper is to look at Wittgenstein's use of language-games as objects of comparison. I shall use several examples to demonstrate that it is reasonable to understand language-games in the smallest possible units. In particular, I will focus on a language-game of training a rule vertically related to a language-game of applying of this rule. It is important to keep these language-games apart in order to avoid misunderstandings originating from the fact that one and the same sentence may have different meanings in these language-games. Such a sentence may be an admissible "move" in the former language-game whereas it may be an expression of a rule in the latter one.
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