Pronouns as demonstratives
Blumberg, Kyle. (2021). Pronouns as demonstratives. Philosophers' Imprint. 21(35), pp. 1-24.
Assertions are often accepted without being understood, a phenomenon I call stupefying. I argue that stupefying can be a means for conversational manipulation that works through at-issue content, in contrast with the not-at-issue and back-door speech act routes identified by others. This shows that we should reject a widely assumed connection between attention and at-issue content. In exploring why stupefying happens, it also emerges that stupefying has important cooperative uses, in addition to its manipulative ones, and so should not be avoided altogether.
|Journal citation||21 (35), pp. 1-24|
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