PHILOS 2 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Saul Kripke, Mathematical Logic, Philosophical Skepticism
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Pedro runs a paint shop. Pedro receives lots of orders for paint wrien in English.
Unfortunately, Pedro cannot read English. So John, who can, set up a lile !ling cabinet
in Pedro’s o$ce. In the cabinet are cards. On each card is a blob of paint. The cards also
have labels taped to them. On each label is printed the English word for the colour that
appears on the card. When Pedro gets an order, he simply checks the English colour
word on the order form printed against the labels in his !le. When he !nds the right
card, he pulls it out and compares the colour on the card with the +ns of paint in his
shop. Pedro then dispatches a +n of that colour.
Lecture 13: rule-following paradox by prof. sven bernecker. Austrian philosopher who worked primarily in logic, the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of language. During his lifetime, published one slim philosophy book, one article, one book review, and a children"s dictionary: most of his work was edited and published posthumously. Note: gave an unhappy face solution to the paradox of analysis. American philosopher and emeritus professor at princeton university. Works in mathematical logic, philosophy of language, philosophy of mathematics, metaphysics, and epistemology. Contributed an original reading of wittgenstein, referred to as kripkenstein . In another language, it might have a different meaning. These lines are themselves devoid of any particular meaning: the same is true of other forms of representation. Representations do not have any intrinsic meaning: the lines themselves, taken out of language, devoid of the use they are put, are meaningless. There is no inherent meaning in those lines.