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COMPLIANCE AND COMMAND I—CATEGORICAL IMPERATIVES

  • KIT FINE (a1)
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I develop a semantics for imperatives within the truthmaker framework by taking the meaning of an imperative to be given by the actions that are in compliance with or in contravention to the imperative.

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*DEPARTMENT OF PHILSOPHY NEW YORK UNIVERSITY NEW YORK, NY 10003, USA E-mail: kf14@nyu.edu
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