Epistemic norms of assertion and action

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    Abstract

    This chapter surveys the work on epistemic norms of action, practical deliberation, and assertion. In doing so, it is considered how these norms are interrelated. If there are important similarities between the epistemic norms of action and assertion, these may have important ramifications for how we should think about asserting. Thus, the chapter indicates how thinking about assertions as a speech act might benefit from a broader action theoretic setting. In consequence, we begin by considering the epistemic norms of action and practical deliberation on the market. On this basis we proceed to considering the epistemic norms of assertion. Finally, we consider their interrelation and wider ramifications.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Assertion
    EditorsSanford C. Goldberg
    PublisherOxford University Press
    Publication date2020
    Chapter32
    ISBN (Print)9780190675233
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2020

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