PDC Homepage

Home » Products » Purchase

Logos & Episteme

Volume 7, Issue 3, 2016

Mona Simion
Pages 385-391

Assertion: Just One Way to Take It Back

According to Jonathan Kvanvig, the practice of taking back one’s assertion when finding out that one has been mistaken or gettiered fails to speak in favour of a knowledge norm of assertion. To support this claim, he introduces a distinction between taking back the content of the assertion, and taking back the speech act itself. This paper argues that Kvanvig’s distinction does not successfully face close speech-act-theoretic scrutiny. Furthermore, I offer an alternative diagnosis of the target cases sourced in the normativity of action.

Usage and Metrics
Dimensions
PDC