Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Illocutionary force / meaning / Searle / Cresswell: Thesis: sentence meaning is the illocutionary force (acting force) - Cresswell: then it must be possible that the same sentence occurs with a different illocutionary force (on another occasion) - The best thing you could then say is that sentence meaning is a function of usage contexts (conditions of use) on the force that the sentence had if it was used in the situation - CresswellVsSearle: but only the truth conditional semantics takes the problem of embedding seriously.

Cr I
M. J. Cresswell
Semantical Essays (Possible worlds and their rivals) Dordrecht Boston 1988

Cr II
M. J. Cresswell
Structured Meanings Cambridge Mass. 1984


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-26