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Single Idea 4158

[catalogued under 18. Thought / A. Modes of Thought / 10. Rule Following]

Full Idea

An 'inner process' stands in need of outward criteria.

Gist of Idea

An 'inner process' stands in need of outward criteria

Source

Ludwig Wittgenstein (Philosophical Investigations [1952], 580)

Book Reference

Wittgenstein,Ludwig: 'Philosophical Investigations', ed/tr. Anscombe,E. [Blackwell 1972], p.153


A Reaction

Why do processes need 'criteria'? I have never understood why I can't have private criteria, or at least private modifications of public criteria.