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What is a propositional content condition?



A propositional content condition is a limitation on the nature of the state of affairs described by the propositional content of an illocutionary act due to the nature of the illocutionary force employed.

  • The condition in a commissive act that the commitment to an action must concern a future state of affairs is a propositional content condition.
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    Searle and Vanderveken 1985 16

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