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Análisis filosófico

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SATNE, Glenda. McDowell v. Kripke: Práctica comunitaria y semántica de condiciones De verdad. Anal. filos. [online]. 2005, vol.25, n.1, pp. 21-44. ISSN 1851-9636.

This paper explores McDowell's criticisms to Kripke's argumentation in his Wittgenstein: On Rules and Private Language, and analyses his positive proposal, that is, the offering of a primitive semantic fact. His idea is that the skeptical result reached by Kripke depends on not having discarded the identification between meaning and interpretation. On the contrary, the ITamework to explain the notion of meaning is the practice: the primitive semantic facts - that may be established by truth-values semantics - are constituted by the communitarian practice, and we get an individual insight of them. In my view, not only the criticism of McDowell to Kripke is erroneous, but also his positive proposal presents fundamental problems, in his conception ofnormativity as well as in his epistemic aspects. The conclusion of this paper will be to show how the real problem for a semantic theory is the identification ofmeaning with any kind of fact and not only the identification of meaning and interpretation.

Palabras clave : Meaning; Normativity; Semantic fact; Linguistic community.

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