Assertion: the context shiftiness dilemma

Simion, M. (2019) Assertion: the context shiftiness dilemma. Mind and Language, 34(4), pp. 503-517. (doi: 10.1111/mila.12221)

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Abstract

DeRose famously argued that, given that assertability varies with practical context, we cannot combine a biconditional knowledge norm of assertion with classical invariantism. The first aim of this paper is to show that DeRose’s argument is ultimately unsuccessful. Second, I develop a view, entitled Assertion Functionalism, which combines the knowledge norm with classical invariantism and at the same time offers an appealing account of the intuitive variability of proper assertion.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Simion, Dr Mona
Authors: Simion, M.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Philosophy
Research Group:Cogito
Journal Name:Mind and Language
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:0268-1064
ISSN (Online):1468-0017
Published Online:28 November 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 John Wiley and Sons Ltd
First Published:First published in Mind and Language 34(4):503-517
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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