'Ought' and Resolution Semantics

Noûs 47 (3):534-558 (2013)

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Fabrizio Cariani
Northwestern University
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I motivate and characterize an intensional semantics for ‘ought’ on which it does not behave as a universal quantifier over possibilities. My motivational argument centers on taking at face value some standard challenges to the quantificational semantics, especially to the idea that ‘ought’-sentences satisfy the principle of Inheritance. I argue that standard pragmatic approaches to these puzzles are either not sufficiently detailed or unconvincing.
Keywords deontic  modality  semantics
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DOI 10.1111/j.1468-0068.2011.00839.x
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