The Research Seminar Series in Philosophy invites you to a seminar with Julia Zakkou, Bielefeld, "Modal Moore Sentences".
Abstract: Strong deontic necessity modals, unlike their weak counterparts, give rise to Moorean infelicities: ‘You must go to confession, but I don’t know whether you will’ sounds strange, while ‘You should go to confession, but I don’t know whether you will’ sounds perfectly fine. A recent proposal explains the difference in terms of speech acts: deontic must is used to command; deontic should, by contrast, is not. In this talk, I argue against the speech act approach. Instead, I propose to explain the difference in terms of mood.
All interested are welcome to participate in this seminar.