On the Uselessness of the Distinction between Ideal and Non-Ideal Theory (at least in the Philosophy of Language)

In Routledge Companion to Social and Political Philosophy of Language (forthcoming)
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There’s an interesting debate in moral and political philosophy about the nature of, and relationship between, ideal and non-ideal theory. In this paper we discuss whether an analogous distinction can be drawn in philosophy of language. Our conclusion is negative: Even if you think that distinction can be put to work within moral and political philosophy, there’s no useful way to extend it to work that has been done in the philosophy of language.
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