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Fue Wittgenstein un conductista? : la necesidad de criterios públicos para el juego de lenguaje de lo "interno" y sus implicaciones para la psicología

Was Wittgenstein a behaviourist? The need for an outer criterion of an 'inner' language game, and the consequences for psychology
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Crego Diaz, Antonio

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Abstract This article argues for a behaviourist interpretation of Wittgenstein. We propose an 'epistemological behaviourist' account of his notion of language games. The behaviourist line we propose does not deny the ontological existence of the mental, and it understands 'behaviour' in the widest, most social, sense. The gist of our argument is that any supposedly 'inner' language game must inevitably rely on external, publicly available criteria. We explore the possibility of developing a social-psychological epistemology based on a Skinnerian analysis of language yet consistent with the Wittgensteinian perspective. We end with a discussion of the implications for Psychology of a behaviourist epistemology.
Classification Social Psychology
Free Keywords Wittgenstein, Ludwig Joseph Johann; Language; Epistemology; Behaviorism; Skinner, Burrhus Frederic
Document language Spanish
Publication Year 2004
Page/Pages p. 13-30
Journal Athenea Digital: Revista de Pensamiento e Investigacion Social (2004) 6
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications