Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Assertibility: in certain circumstances or in a historical situation the possibility to make a statement when the linguistic means are given.

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Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

 
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Re III 89
Assertibility: not the same as truth. What is true may not be assertible and vice versa. (E.g. the location of an electron) What can be asserted is perhaps not true.
Re III 94
Assertion and assertibility: are terms that are applied to complete statements, not their parts!
Re III 91
E.g. If Edmund is a coward, it follows that both "Edmund is a coward or he is a mountaineer," and "if Edmund is brave, he is a mountaineer" are true. But it does not follow that both can be asserted, for their assertion implies that the reason the assertion is some link between his cowardice and his being a mountaineer.


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Me I Albert Menne Folgerichtig Denken Darmstadt 1988
HH II Hoyningen-Huene Formale Logik, Stuttgart 1998
Re III Stephen Read Philosophie der Logik Hamburg 1997
Sal IV Wesley C. Salmon Logik Stuttgart 1983
Sai V R.M.Sainsbury Paradoxien Stuttgart 2001


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-11-18