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Herman Cappelen
University of Hong Kong
Joshua Dever
University of Texas at Austin
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There’s an interesting debate in moral and political philosophy about the nature of, and relationship between, ideal and non-ideal theory. In this paper we discuss whether an analogous distinction can be drawn in philosophy of language. Our conclusion is negative: Even if you think that distinction can be put to work within moral and political philosophy, there’s no useful way to extend it to work that has been done in the philosophy of language.
Keywords philosophy of language  non-ideal theory  social and political philosophy
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