Logos & Episteme

Volume 3, Issue 4, 2012

John Turri
Pages 659-662

Preempting Paradox

Charlie Pelling has recently argued that two leading accounts of the norm of assertion, the truth account and a version of the knowledge account, invite paradox and so must be false. Pelling’s arguments assume that an isolated utterance of the sentence “This assertion is improper” counts as making an assertion. I argue that this assumption is questionable.

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