Mind & Society

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 71–77

Juliet: If they do see thee, they will murder thee. A satisficing algorithm for pragmatic conditionals

Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11299-006-0009-z

Cite this article as:
López-Rousseau, A. & Ketelaar, T. Mind & Society (2006) 5: 71. doi:10.1007/s11299-006-0009-z


In a recent Mind & Society article, Evans (2005) argues for the social and communicative function of conditional statements. In a related article, we argue for satisficing algorithms for mapping conditional statements onto social domains (Eur J Cogn Psychol 16:807–823,2004). The purpose of the present commentary is to integrate these two arguments by proposing a revised pragmatic cues algorithm for pragmatic conditionals.


ConditionalsPragmaticsSatisficing algorithms

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© Fondazione Rosselli 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MadridSpain
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyNew Mexico State UniversityLas CrucesUSA