Assertion: On the Philosophical Significance of Assertoric Speech

2015.07.36 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Sanford C. Goldberg, Assertion: On the Philosophical Significance of Assertoric Speech, Oxford University Press, 2015, 304pp.,
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2015.07.36 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Sanford C. Goldberg, Assertion: On the Philosophical Significance of Assertoric Speech, Oxford University Press, 2015, 304pp., $66.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198732488. Reviewed by Brian Montgomery This is an outstanding contribution to the growing literature on the speech act. Its value lies not only in its new ideas and arguments -- of which there are many -- but also in Sanford C. Goldberg's willingness to methodically examine some of the concepts prevalent in the norm of assertion debate that have yet to receive the much needed scrutiny that he provides. As he tells us at the outset, his goals are twofold: to put the norm of assertion to work in debates within epistemology, mind, language, and ethics; and to argue for a contextually variable norm of assertion that is based largely off of Paul Grice's insights in his "Logic and Conversation". I find much to agree with in all eleven chapters... Read. . .

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