12406Re: Pragmatic Presupposition
- Dec 27, 2003--- In email@example.com, "Nina"
> > Jody, this entire post has nothingThere is also something called semantic presupposition which
> > but your own presumption of being
> > right and therefore anyone who has
> > another opinion must not
> > understand what you are saying.
> > I am good with that. It is just you.
> > I just wanted to make my own
> > points about the issue.
> > Love
> > Bobby G.
> Yep, that's all anybody wants to do -
> make their own points about the issue.
> Somehow, it is highly uncomfortable (tee,hee)
> to not have the final word.
> Anyway, it will be interesting to see how
> long this conversation, such as it is, might
> go on...
> I have a funny story to share with you all...
> Every now and then, I receive an invitation
> from one website or another to take an IQ test.
> I'm a real sucker for IQ tests, in the way some
> people are sucker for 'romance tests'. It isn't
> so much that I want to see what number represents
> my IQ, though that is interesting, or that I want
> to see what words represent my particular talent
> areas, even though those phrases are fun to see,
> it is more the whole dynamic of using certain,
> specific questions to determine one's magnitude
> and aptitude of 'brilliance'. Lol!
> You ask a certain questions, you get certain
> answers, and then you wind up with a certain
> picture of 'what is happening'.
> Most presuppositions are pretty pragmatic,
> don't you think?
is a relation between sentences or statement, related to but distinct
from entailmnt and assertion. Such as, "The present king of France
is bald" does not entail there is a present king of France but
presupposes it. But that type is not what I was griping about.
Pragmatic supposition is what a speaker takes to be understood in
making an assertion. Since I do not take it to be understood then it
holds no sway to me.
>If you notice it then I will look for it.
> It's a way of getting a firm footing
> so you can hold the camera still to get a
> good shot of the scene you're framing.
> Though I'm tempted, :), I won't go into
> how getting a firm footing sure does enhance
> one's feeling of comfort.
> Bobby G., I don't really see how your
> view of things is that different from
> mine, or Bruce's, or Jody's... I have
> noticed, however, that you seem to be
> avoiding use of the word comfort. Is that
> a trance word for you, or something?
I am not prone to trances though. And I find charisma repugnant.
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