A Neglected Reply to Prior’s Dilemma

  • Jc BeallEmail author
Part of the Studies in History and Philosophy of Science book series (AUST, volume 28)


This paper offers a novel reply to Prior’s dilemma (for the Is/Ought principle), advocating a so-called Weak Kleene framework motivated by two not uncommon thoughts in the debate, namely, that ought statements are identified as those that use ‘ought’, and that ought statements are ‘funny’ in ways that is statements aren’t (e.g., perhaps sometimes being ‘gappy’ with respect to truth and falsity).


Ethical Discourse Valid Argument Boolean Operator Atomic Sentence Logical Behaviour 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departments of PhilosophyUniversity of ConnecticutStorrsUSA
  2. 2.Departments of PhilosophyUniversity of OtagoDunedinNew Zealand

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