What Is Wrong Indeed?
Article first published online: 19 JUN 2013
© 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Volume 36, Issue 3, pages 251–268, July 2013
How to Cite
Hacker, P. M. S. (2013), What Is Wrong Indeed?. Philosophical Investigations, 36: 251–268. doi: 10.1111/phin.12020
- Issue published online: 19 JUN 2013
- Article first published online: 19 JUN 2013
This is a critical response to Dr. Tamara Dobler's paper “What Is Wrong with Hacker's Wittgenstein? On Grammar, Context and Sense-Determination.” It demonstrates that Dr. Dobler has no idea of what Wittgenstein meant by “grammar” or “rule of grammar.” She does not know what Wittgenstein meant by “grammatical proposition,” nor does she know what a compositional account of meaning or a category mistake is. She labours under the illusion that to say, as Wittgenstein did, that a rule of grammar excludes a form of words from use is incompatible with the claim that whether an utterance makes sense may be a context-dependent issue. Unlike Dr. Dobler, Wittgenstein did not.