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Assertion: New Philosophical Essays

ISBN : 9780198707639

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¥5,291
Author: 
Jessica Brown; Herman Cappelen
Pages
310 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
157 x 234 mm
Pub date
Jun 2014
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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.

Index: 

Introduction
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

About the author: 

Jessica Brown is currently Arche Professor at the Arche Philosophical Research Centre at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. She has published extensively in epistemology and philosophy of mind, including her monograph, Anti-Individualism and Knowledge (MIT 2004). ; Herman Cappelen is Arche Professor at the University of St Andrews and a research director at CSMN, at the University of Oslo. He is the author of three books: Insensitive Semantics (Blackwell, 2004), Language Turned on Itself (OUP 2007), and Relativism and Monadic Truth (OUP 2009). He is co-author of The Inessential Indexical, with Josh Dever (OUP, 2013).

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