Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Assertion: a statement that goes beyond mere writing down of a sentence or a string of characters. By the assertion the subject is commited to certain other claims. See also score keeping, inferences, speech acts, statements.
 
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EMD II 52
Assertion/McDowell: what is said with the assertion, cannot deviate from what is said about it in a systematic theory of language that includes it.

MD I
J. McDowell
Geist und Welt Frankfurt 2001

EMD II
G. Evans/J. McDowell
Truth and Meaning Oxford 1977

Ev I
G. Evans
The Varieties of Reference (Clarendon Paperbacks) Oxford 1989


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-26