Assertion: New Philosophical Essays

Paperback | July 5, 2014

EditorJessica Brown, Herman Cappelen

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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 oftruth, and how assertion is governed by epistemic norms.

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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 oftruth, and how assertion is governed by epistem...

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 ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:310 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:July 5, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Jessica Brown and Herman Cappelen: IntroductionPart 1. What is an assertion?1. Herman Cappelen: Against Assertion2. Max Kolbel: Conversational Score, Assertion and Testimony3. John MacFarlane: What is Assertion?4. Peter Pagin: Information and Assertoric Force5. Robert Stalnaker: The Essential ContextualPart 2. Epistemic Norms of Assertion6. Jessica Brown: Fallibilism and the Knowledge Norm for Assertion and Practical Reasoning7. Sanford Goldberg: Putting the Norm of Assertion to Work: the Case of Testimony8. Patrick Greenough: Truth-Relativism, Norm-Relativism and Assertion9. Jonathan L. Kvanvig: Norms of Assertion10. Jennifer Lackey: Assertion and Isolated Secondhand Knowledge11. Ishani Maitra: Assertion, Norms, and Games

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"Brown and Cappelen's volume is rich and fascinating reading, and should be of interest for all contemporary philosophers of language and epistemologists." --Allan Hazlett, Robin McKenna, and Joey Pollock, Mind