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  • noun The quality of being assertable.


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  • Of course, there is some controversy as to how these correctness conditions are to be construed, whether the basic notion of semantic correctness is that of truth or warranted assertability, for instance.

    The Normativity of Meaning and Content

  • The proposal of the straight rule goes back to the problem of assertability of probability claims he discussed in his thesis.

    Hans Reichenbach

  • Second, Adam Leite (2007) argues that the direct argument for contextualism from the knowledge account of assertion rests on an equivocation on the notion of ˜warranted assertability™.

    Epistemic Contextualism

  • In short: The knowledge account of assertion together with the context sensitivity of assertability ¦ yields contextualism about knowledge.

    Epistemic Contextualism

  • Note the form of the translation here, or similarly that of the standard rendering of the negative catuskoti that “it profits not” to assert Φ, to assert ¬Φ, to assert both Φ and ¬Φ, or to assert neither Φ nor ¬Φ: the relevant negation can be taken to operate over an implicit modal, in particular an epistemic or assertability operator.


  • Jackson claims that our intuitions are at fault here: we confuse preservation of truth and preservation of assertability (1987, pp. 50-1).


  • Thus, assertability goes by conditional probability.


  • The aim of all such explanations is to make truth something more than what Dewey called Warranted assertability ': more than what our peers will, ceteris paribus, let us get away with saying.

    Warranted Christian Belief

  • B ", i.e." ~A or B "; but it is part of its meaning that it is governed by a special rule of assertability.


  • Its meaning is not given by an "assertability condition".)



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