ISBN : 9780198707639
Assertion is a fundamental feature of language. This volume will be the place to look for anyone interested in current work on the topic. Philosophers of language and epistemologists join forces to elucidate what kind of speech act assertion is, particularly in light of relativist views of truth, and how assertion is governed by epistemic norms.
PART 1. WHAT IS AN ASSERTION?
1. Against Assertion
2. Conversational Score, Assertion and Testimony
3. What is Assertion?
4. Information and Assertoric Force
5. The Essential Contextual
PART 2. EPISTEMIC NORMS OF ASSERTION
6. Fallibilism and the Knowledge Norm for Assertion and Practical Reasoning
7. Putting the Norm of Assertion to Work: the Case of Testimony
8. Truth-Relativism, Norm-Relativism and Assertion
9. Norms of Assertion
10. Assertion and Isolated Secondhand Knowledge
11. Assertion, Norms, and Games