Tipper is ready but he is not strong enough: minimal proposition, question under discussion, and what is said

Philosophical Studies 177 (9):2577-2584 (2020)
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A standard objection to Cappelen and Lepore’s Semantic Minimalism is that minimal propositions are explanatorily idle. But Schoubye and Stokke recently proposed that minimal proposition and the question under discussion of a conversation jointly determine what is said in a systematic and explanatory way. This note argues that their account both overgenerates and undergenerates.


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Charlie Siu
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