By Sanford C. Goldberg

ISBN-10: 0198732481

ISBN-13: 9780198732488

ISBN-10: 0198801572

ISBN-13: 9780198801573

Sanford C. Goldberg provides a singular account of the speech act of statement. He defends the view that this sort of speech act is answerable to a constitutive norm—the norm of statement. The speculation that statement is answerable to a robustly epistemic norm is uniquely suited for clarify assertion's philosophical significance—its connections to different philosophically attention-grabbing issues. those comprise themes in epistemology (testimony and testimonial knowledge;
epistemic authority; disagreement), the philosophy of brain (belief; the speculation of psychological content), the philosophy of language (norms of language; the strategy of interpretation; the speculation of linguistic content), ethics (the ethics of trust; what we owe to one another as information-seeking creatures), and
other issues which go beyond any subcategory (anonymity; belief; the department of epistemic exertions; Moorean paradoxicality). Goldberg goals to carry out those connections with out assuming something concerning the distinct content material of assertion's norm, past relating to it as robustly epistemic. within the final portion of the ebook, despite the fact that, he proposes that we do most sensible to work out the norm's epistemic common as set in a context-sensitive style. After motivating this suggestion by means of attract Grice's Cooperative
Principle and spelling it out when it comes to what's together believed within the speech context, Goldberg concludes through noting how this type of context-sensitivity should be made to sq. with assertion's philosophical significance.

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