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Noûs 47 (3):602-612 (2013)
What is the relationship between saying ‘I know that Q’ and guaranteeing that Q? John Austin, Roderick Chisholm and Wilfrid Sellars all agreed that there is some important connection, but disagreed over what exactly it was. In this paper I discuss each of their accounts and present a new one of my own. Drawing on speech-act theory and recent research on the epistemic norms of speech acts, I suggest that the relationship is this: by saying ‘I know that Q’, you represent yourself as having the authority to guarantee that Q.
|Keywords||John Austin Wifrid Sellars Roderick Chisholm assertion guaranteeing epistemic norms speech acts norms of assertion norms of guaranteeing epistemology|
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