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Title
Imaginative resistance and conversational implicature
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Abstract
We experience resistance when we are engaging with fictional works which present certain (for example, morally objectionable) claims. But in virtue of what properties do sentences trigger this imaginative resistance? I argue that while most accounts of imaginative resistance have looked for semantic properties in virtue of which sentences trigger it, this is unlikely to give us a coherent account, because imaginative resistance is a pragmatic phenomenon. It works in a way very similar to Paul Grice's widely analysed conversational implicature.
Language
English
Source (journal)
The philosophical quarterly. - London
Publication
London : 2010
ISSN
0031-8094
Volume/pages
60:240(2010), p. 586-600
ISI
000279534900008
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UAntwerpen
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Last edited 05.09.2017
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