Cognitivism about imperatives

Analysis 72 (1):49-54 (2012)
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Abstract

Cognitivism about imperatives is the thesis that sentences in the imperative mood are truth-apt: have truth values and truth conditions. This allows cognitivists to give a simple and powerful account of consequence relations between imperatives. I argue that this account of imperative consequence has counterexamples that cast doubt on cognitivism itself

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Josh Parsons
PhD: Australian National University; Last affiliation: University of Otago

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