Uncertain luck and counterfactual stupidity
I argue that predicates of relative stupidity do have at-issue entailments, contra Barker 2002, based on evidence from their interaction with epistemic modals and with counterfactuals. Their at-issue entailments arise from a modal, comparative semantics.
Condoravdi, C. Uncertain luck and counterfactual stupidity. Fourth Workshop on Inferential Mechanisms and their Linguistic Manifestation; 2008 July 18-19; University of Kyoto, Japan.