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Fillenbaum, Samuel. 1977. A condition on plausible inducements. Language and Speech 20 (2) : 136–141.
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An extension of Searle's analysis of categorial promises to conditional promises and threats (i.e. inducements). A condition on the plausibility of inducements is formulated in terms of the relation between the value/cost of the requested or forbidden act and the value/cost of the incentive offered.