Commentary on D. Hunter: “Common Ground and Modal Disagreement”


According to David Hunter, all modal disagreements cannot be resolved rationally. Why not? Because “the common linguistic ground needed to resolve modal disagreements rationally cannot be found.” (p. 1) Much of Hunter’s paper is devoted to trying to make clear why the common linguistic ground cannot be found. I shall argue, however, that he does not, and in fact, cannot succeed.

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Copyright © 2007, Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation. This article first appeared in Proceedings of the 7th OSSA Conference: Dissensus & the Search for Common Ground (2007).

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