The Private Language Argument: Another Footnote to Plato? (191-222)

Arnold Cusmariu

ABSTRACT: A valid and arguably sound private language argument is built using premises based on Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations augmented by familiar analytic distinctions and concepts of logic. The private language problem and the solution presented here can be plausibly traced to Plato’s Allegory of the Cave. Both literatures missed the connection.

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