Is ‘No’ a Force-Indicator? Yes, Sooner or Later!

Logica Universalis 11 (2):225-251 (2017)
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This paper discusses the philosophical and logical motivations for rejectivism, primarily by considering a dialogical approach to logic, which is formalized in a Question–Answer Semantics. We develop a generalized account of rejectivism through close consideration of Mark Textor's arguments against rejectivism that the negative expression ‘No’ is never used as an act of rejection and is equivalent with a negative sentence. In doing so, we also shed light upon well-known issues regarding the supposed non-embeddability and non-iterability of force indicators.
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Yes and No.Rumfitt, I.
The Logical Basis of Metaphysics.Dummett, Michael; Putnam, Hilary & Conant, James
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