Roger Bishop Jones
rbj at rbjones.com
Fri Feb 12 16:45:11 EST 2010
The closing analysis in my last message was incomplete,
insofar as I did not consider the possibility of
treating existence and uniqueness separately.
If you don't have truth gaps, I don't think you can
treat "unique existence" as implicature,
(it has to be entailed)
but you could have existence entailed
and uniqueness as implicature.
Is that what Grice ended up with?
I am a fan of implicature, it is good for answering
a number of controversial claims by Wittgenstein
and Austin (inter alia).
But so far I'm not convinced by this application.
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