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Epistemology & Philosophy of Science

Volume 57, Issue 3, 2020

Vitaly V. Ogleznev
Pages 34-39

Wittgenstein’s Problem of Rule-Following and Legal Philosophy Studies

The article presents an analysis of K.A. Rodin’s argument that after publishing of Peter Winch’s book “The Idea of Social Science” (1958) the discussions of rule-following problem concerning to social epistemology and the methodology of social studies have not had tangible results. It is shown by the example of modern legal studies that this conclusion is not valid. On the contrary, Wittgenstein’s problem of rule-following and the very idea of rule-shaped activity have proved to have a great importance for an analytical legal philosophy and turned into an independent subject of study.

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