Volume 1, April 1991

Problemebenen, Foki, Rekonstruktionen

Peter W. Niesen
Pages 87-99

Gemeinschaft, Normativität, Praxis
Debatte zu L. Wittgensteins Regelbegriff

This article surveys recent literature on Wittgenstein's "Rule-following considerations" most notably S. Kripke's, C. McGinn's, and G.P. Baker's and P.M.S. Hacker's contributions. I argue that the normativity requirement in rule-following is to be located not in transtemporal but interpersonal sameness of meaning, and that the community-view is false when viewed as a condition on correct rule-following, but true when viewed as providing criteria for the possibility of rule-following.