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There is a similar joke in Bob Meyer's 1971 paper 'Entailment' which he calls 'the calculus of pure irrelevance'. He runs an argument:1) Everybody's intuitions are linguistic prejudices.2) Lewis's intuitions are proofs.Therefore, 3) the owl, for all his feathers, was a-cold.In the calculus of pure irrelevance you can prove the conclusion directly thus, as he puts, 'ending reliance on intuition once an for all'. It's a funny paper well worth a read.
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