chapter  9
The Rule-Following Considerations
ByPaul A. Boghossian
Pages 47

Recent years have witnessed a great resurgence of interest in the writings of the later Wittgenstein, especially with those passages – roughly, Philosophical Investigations §§138-242 and Remarks on the Foundations of Mathematics, section VI – that are concerned with the topic of rules. Much of the credit for all this excitement, unparalleled since the heyday of Wittgenstein scholarship in the early 1960s, must go to Saul Kripke’s Wittgenstein on Rules and Private Language.2 It is easy to explain why.