How to Do Things with Knowledge Ascriptions

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Mikkel Gerken
University of Southern Denmark
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I discuss Lawlor’s Austinian account of knowledge ascriptions and argue that it is a brand of pragmatic encroachment. I then criticize the motivation for pragmatic encroachment theories that derives from assumptions about the functional role of knowledge ascriptions. I argue that this criticism also apply to contextualist followers of Craig. Finally, I suggest that the central lesson from reflection on the communicative functions of knowledge ascriptions is that they, upon reflection, motivate traditional invariantism.
Keywords Knowledge ascriptions  Pragmatic encroachment
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DOI 10.1111/phpr.12162
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