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Title: Meaning, Justification, and 'Primitive Normativity'
Authors: Haddock, Adrian
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Keywords: Rule-following
"primitive normativity"
Issue Date: Jun-2011
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell for the Aristotelian Society
Citation: Haddock A (2011) Meaning, Justification, and 'Primitive Normativity', Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume, 86 (1), pp. 147-174.
Abstract: I critically discuss two claims which Hannah Ginsborg makes on behalf of her account of meaning in terms of ‘primitive normativity'(2011; 2012): first, that it avoids the sceptical regress articulated by Kripke's Wittgenstein; second, that it makes sense of the thought-central to Kripke's Wittgenstein-that ‘meaning is normative', in a way which shows this thought not only to be immune from recent criticisms but also to undermine reductively naturalistic theories of content. In the course of the discussion, I consider and attempt to shed light on a number of issues: the structure of the sceptical regress; the content of the thought that ‘meaning is normative', and its force against reductive theories; the connection between meaning and justification; and the notion of ‘primitive normativity'.
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