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Huntley, Martin. 1980. Propositions and the imperative. Synthese 45 (2) : 281–310.
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Critical discussion of the 'Same Content Thesis' (SCT) generally accepted in speech act theory, which says that cognate declarative, interrogative and imperative sentences have the same descriptive content; they express the same proposition. According to H., illocutionary force and proposition are not separable in the way that defenders of the SCT want to maintain.