[lit-ideas] Re: Toulmin's Gross Moral Turpitude

  • From: jlsperanza@xxxxxxx
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 19:08:14 EST

In a message dated 12/17/2009 3:30:43 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
pastone@xxxxxxxxx writes:

And I  cannot see where even a perfect Gricean like yourself could ever 
glean the  implicature that I "want him not to be a guy". 

--- Well, weren't you complaining that the man shouldn't be given proper  
burial (he was cremated, incidentally) because, well, "he was just your 
average  Joe" (a regular guy). Surely the implicature is that only people who 
NOT  guys, or joes, should get a burial, etc.

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