It has been recently suggested that a semantic theory for deontic modals should be neutral between a very large range of normative and evaluative theories. This article aims to clarify this talk of neutrality, in particular its scope and motivation. My thesis is that neutrality is best understood as an empirical thesis about a fragment of natural language that includes deontic modals - not as a new, sui generis methodological constraint on natural language semantics.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||21|
|Journal||Pacific Philosophical Quarterly|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2014|
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