Wittgenstein on following a rule

@article{Mcdowell2004WittgensteinOF,
  title={Wittgenstein on following a rule},
  author={John Mcdowell},
  journal={Synthese},
  year={2004},
  volume={58},
  pages={325-363}
}
We find it natural to think of meaning and understanding in, as it were, contractual terms. 2 Our idea is that to learn the meaning of a word is to acquire an understanding that obliges us subsequently if we have occasion to deploy the concept in question to judge and speak in certain determinate ways, on pain of failure to obey the dictates of the, meaning we have grasped; that we are 'committed to certain patterns of linguistic usage by the meanings we attach to expressions' (W, p. 21). 3… 

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