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By Bob Hale, Crispin Wright

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On an error‐theoretic account, claims like ‘I can know what someone else is thinking, not what I am thinking’ would either assert or presuppose that they concerned some necessity which is in the world independently of language; in that case, if projectivism is true, all such claims would be either false or lacking in truth‐value. My own feeling is that Wittgenstein is better understood as thinking that there is nothing wrong with the claims themselves – the error belongs just to philosophers, who simplistically understand these claims on the model of other claims, which are really quite different.

S. Hacker, and J. Schulte. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. Wittgenstein, L. 2009b. ” In Wittgenstein, 2009a, pp. 182–243 (1953). Wright, C. 1983. Frege’s Conception of Numbers as Objects. Aberdeen: Aberdeen University Press. 2 Meaning and Truth‐Conditions: From Frege’s Grand Design to Davidson’s DAVID WIGGINS 1. However close it may have lain beneath the surface of some earlier speculations about language, the idea that to understand a sentence is to have grasped its truth‐condition was first made explicit by Frege, for whom it was simply an unemphasized consequence of his general approach to questions of meaning.

Wittgenstein, 1995, p. 122) – Wittgenstein says, “No! But of psychical METAPHYSICS, PHILOSOPHY, AND THE PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 23 constituents that have the same sort of relation to reality as words. What those constituents are I don’t know” (Wittgenstein, 1995, p. 125). 62) provides an obvious example. Frege himself gives two slightly different formulations (Frege, 1953, pp. x, 73). Carnap himself attributes the view that “metaphysical sentences are meaningless since they are in principle unverifiable” to Wittgenstein (Carnap, 1967a, p.

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