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Fabrizio Cariani
University of Maryland, College Park
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Probabilistic theories of “should” and “ought” face a predicament. At first blush, it seems that such theories must provide different lexical entries for the epistemic and the deontic interpretations of these modals. I show that there is a new style of premise semantics that can avoid this consequence in an attractively conservative way.
Keywords relevant alternatives  premise semantics  deontic modals  probability  epistemic modals
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DOI 10.1002/tht3.61
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Deontic Modals and Probability: One Theory to Rule Them All?Fabrizio Cariani - forthcoming - In Nate Charlow & Matthew Chrisman (eds.), Deontic Modality. Oxford University Press.
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