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Truth Conditions and the Meanings of Ethical Terms1
is papermotivates and develops what I call a condition semantics for moral terms. According to condition semantics, moral sentences conventionally distinguish among moral standards (or test whetherExpand
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Modality, Weights and Inconsistent Premise Sets
  • A. Silk
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • J. Semant.
  • 1 November 2017
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This paper investigates two types of data that appear to motivate complicating the semantics for weak necessity modals, and clarifies the special role that expressions of weak necessity play in conversation, deliberation, and planning. Expand
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Normative Language in Context *
This paper begins to develop an improved contextualist account of normative language, focusing in particular on normative readings of modal verbs— so-called deontic modals. The proposed account drawsExpand
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Evidence Sensitivity in Weak Necessity Deontic Modals
  • A. Silk
  • Philosophy, Computer Science
  • J. Philos. Log.
  • 1 August 2014
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An information-sensitive ordering semantics for deontic modals that captures this point and addresses various complications introduced by integrating the discussion of information-sensitivity into the standard semantic framework. Expand
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Deontic Conditionals : Weak and Strong *
Discussions of the Miners Puzzle have prompted renewed interest in how deontic modals can be sensitive to relevant information. Linguistic phenomena involving information-sensitivity have beenusedExpand
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Why 'Ought' Detaches: Or, Why You Ought to Get With My Friends (If You Want to Be My Lover)
• Users may freely distribute the URL that is used to identify this publication. • Users may download and/or print one copy of the publication from the University of Birmingham research portal forExpand
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Weak and Strong Necessity Modals On linguistic means of expressing “ a primitive concept ought ” *
This paper develops an account of the meaning of ‘ought’, and the distinction between weak necessity modals (‘ought’, ‘should’) and strong necessity modals (‘must’, ‘have to’). I argue that there isExpand
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Ethics and Values
In the twentieth century, moral philosophy and the theory of value came to be explicitly subdivided into two elements: metatheory, which concerns questions about meaning, justification, metaphysics,Expand
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What Normative Terms Mean and Why It Matters for Ethical Theory.
is paper investigates how inquiry into normative language can improve substantive normative theorizing. First I examine twodimensions alongwhich normative language differs: “strength” andExpand
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Commitment and states of mind with mood and modality
This paper develops an account of mood selection with attitude predicates in French. I start by examining the “contextual commitment” account of mood developed by Portner and Rubinstein (in:Expand
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