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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Grice: Degrees of Suspensiveness


"Suspense" is almost a Fregeian notion, like 'colour'. So is 'suspensiveness'. In Grice's case it is a case when an implicature is 'triggered', or as Stephen Yablo would prefer, when 'implicature happens', because, implicature, like sh*t, happens!

Others, like Zwicky, would prefer to speak of an inference or an implicature being INVITED: some uninvited guest!

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