SOAMES AND ZALABARDO ON KRIPKE'S WITTGENSTEIN
Abstract:Two counterarguments, given by Scott Soames and José Zalabardo, to Saul Kripke's Wittgenstein-inspired 'normativity' argument against dispositional theories of meaning are evaluated. Both counterarguments proceed by distinguishing two different readings of Kripke's argumentation, an 'epistemological' and a 'metaphysical' reading. Two results are established. First, Kripke intended the latter, metaphysical, reading. Second, the counterarguments presented by Soames and Zalabardo against the metaphysical reading of the argument are both unsuccessful.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: November 1, 2002