In defense of assertion

Philosophical Studies 171 (2):313-326 (2014)

Abstract
Herman Cappelen has recently argued in favor of what he calls “the no assertion view”, where the putative speech act is replaced with Paul Grice’s category of ‘sayings’. To make his case, Cappelen produces four arguments against Timothy Williamson’s normative view of assertion, holding that the same arguments can be used mutatis mutandis against other non-normative views of assertion. In this paper I examine all four of Cappelen’s arguments against normative theories of assertion, and conclude that they fail
Keywords Speech acts  Norm of assertion  Assertion  Conversational maxims  Moore’s paradox
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DOI 10.1007/s11098-013-0273-9
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