Knowledge and the norm of assertion: a simple test

Synthese 192 (2):385-392 (2015)
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John Turri
University of Waterloo
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An impressive case has been built for the hypothesis that knowledge is the norm of assertion, otherwise known as the knowledge account of assertion. According to the knowledge account, you should assert something only if you know that it’s true. A wealth of observational data supports the knowledge account, and some recent empirical results lend further, indirect support. But the knowledge account has not yet been tested directly. This paper fills that gap by reporting the results of such a test. The knowledge account passes with flying colors
Keywords Knowledge  Assertion  Norms  Social cognition  Belief  Evidence  Experimental philosophy
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