Imperative conditionals

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An imperative conditional is a conditional in the imperative mood (by analogy with “indicative conditional”, “subjunctive conditional”). What, in general, is the meaning and the illocutionary effect of an imperative conditional? I survey four answers: the answer that imperative conditionals are commands to the effect that an indicative conditional be true; two versions of the answer that imperative conditionals express irreducibly conditional commands; and finally, the answer that imperative conditionals express a kind of hybrid speech act between command and assertion
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Counterfactuals.Lewis, David K.
On Conditionals.Edgington, Dorothy
A Theory of Conditionals.Stalnaker, Robert C.
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