Free Choice Permission is Strong Permission

Synthese 145 (3):303-323 (2005)

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Nicholas Asher
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Daniel Bonevac
University of Texas at Austin
Abstract
Free choice permission, a crucial test case concerning the semantics/ pragmatics boundary, usually receives a pragmatic treatment. But its pragmatic features follow from its semantics. We observe that free choice inferences are defeasible, and defend a semantics of free choice permission as strong permission expressed in terms of a modal conditional in a nonmonotonic logic.
Keywords Philosophy   Philosophy   Epistemology   Logic   Metaphysics   Philosophy of Language
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DOI 10.1007/s11229-005-6196-z
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