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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