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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Grice: The rhythm of cumulative syntax


Grice thought, rightly, that there is an ORDER in which connectives have to be introduced:

First come conjunction.

Then disjunction.

And then 'if'.

He was so fascinated (and irritated) by what Strawson (his tutee, of all people) had said, wrongly, about 'inferrability' and 'if' that when he (Grice) had to entitle his fourth William James lecture he chose, "Indicative Conditionals"!

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