The C account of assertion: a negative result

Kelp, C. and Simion, M. (2018) The C account of assertion: a negative result. Synthese, (doi:10.1007/s11229-018-1760-5) (Early Online Publication)

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Abstract

According to what Williamson labels ‘the C account of assertion’, there is one and only one rule that is constitutive of assertion. This rule, the so-called ‘C Rule’, states that one must assert p only if p has property C. This paper argues that the C account of assertion is incompatible with any live proposal for C in the literature.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Early Online Publication
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Simionescu, Dr Mona Ioana and Kelp, Dr Christoph
Authors: Kelp, C., and Simion, M.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Philosophy
Journal Name:Synthese
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0039-7857
ISSN (Online):1573-0964
Published Online:28 March 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 The Authors
First Published:First published in Synthese 2018
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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