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a.1.(Gram.) Of or pertaining to the imperative mood.
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Third, at least two kinds of logical norms can be extracted from Kant's logic broadly construed (which includes pure and applied logics as complementary parts): evaluative norms (for the formal assessment of all our thoughts) and imperatival norms (for regulating our epistemic conduct).
Verbrugge's insisting, against the majority commentary tradition, that verbs and verbals in 2 Corinthians 8-9, except for one, lack imperatival force; although Verbrugge's analysis persuades me and shows how Paul's leadership style varied as needed).
The appeal to the Humean of the imperatival interpretation of phenomenology should be obvious.
77) The image-hinge can therefore be explicitly imperatival and other-directed, pointing to its own perlocution or effective change of receptive context, while by itself it is an instance of illocution--an act, so to speak, in saying that aims to be an act by saying (a refinement on the discussion in [section] 2).
The primary category in which Callaham takes up this argument is that of imperatival modality, where he goes to great lengths to show that the infinitive absolute does not have a distinct connotation from the imperative, as some have argued.