Did Wittgenstein think that Robinson Crusoe and Tarzan are able to follow rules?
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Commentators differ in function that interactions between people (‘intersubjectivity’) plays in Wittgenstein’s conception of language. There are broadly two camps. The so-called ‘individualists’ think that, for an individual to mean something by an utterance, it is sufficient that there are ‘public’ criteria for determining what she means (i.e. that it is manifested in her behaviour) such that, in principle, another person could understand her (even if there is no such person). For the individualists then, it is the logical possibility of intersubjectivity that is required for language.