good as a predicate of worlds

  • Frank Sode

Abstract

The paper proposes a new semantics for good-predications involving finite if -and that-clauses. The proposal combines a standard semantics for conditionals with a standard semantics for the positive form of gradable adjectives and a minimal semantics for modal good. The predicted truth-conditions and conditions of use solve the mood puzzle presented in the first part of the paper. The remainder of the paper defends the classical notion of comparative goodness in terms of a comparison between possible worlds against Lassiter (2017)’s challenge.
Published
2019-05-17
How to Cite
Sode, F. (2019). good as a predicate of worlds. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 22(2), 407-424. Retrieved from https://ojs.ub.uni-konstanz.de/sub/index.php/sub/article/view/114