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By Sanford C. Goldberg

Sanford C. Goldberg provides a unique 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 fitted to clarify assertion's philosophical significance—its connections to different philosophically fascinating subject matters. those contain issues 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 concerns which go beyond any subcategory (anonymity; belief; the department of epistemic hard work; Moorean paradoxicality). Goldberg goals to convey out those connections with out assuming whatever concerning the detailed content material of assertion's norm, past relating to it as robustly epistemic. within the final element of the ebook, despite the fact that, he proposes that we do top to determine the norm's epistemic usual 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 jointly believed within the speech context, Goldberg concludes through noting how this kind of context-sensitivity might be made to sq. with assertion's philosophical significance.

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