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Epistemic and Deontic Should

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Correspondence to: E-mail: f-cariani@northwestern.edu

Abstract

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.

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