Reflections on Grice's horseshoe

Ken Turner

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This paper offers a model treating conditional sentences as expressions of truth-functional propositions and as such being consistent with the broader Gricean framework. I show the inadequacy of the model (and hence some of the framework) to account for a large variety of naturally occurring examples. The paper proposes an alternative theory whereby conditionals do not express propositions, but rather reveal judgments about the future.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPragmatics today ((Łódź studies in language)
EditorsPiotr Cap
Place of PublicationBern, Switzerland
PublisherPeter Lang
Number of pages32
ISBN (Print)3631543794
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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