Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2011

Keywords

assertion, norms of assertion, parentheticals, knowledge norm, Moore's paradox

Abstract

The Knowledge Norm or Knowledge Account of Assertion (KAA) has received added support recently from data on prompting assertion (Turri 2010) and from a refinement suggesting that assertions ought to express knowledge (Turri 2011). This paper adds another argument from parenthetical positioning, and then argues that KAA’s unified explanation of some of the earliest data (from Moorean conjunctions) adduced in its favor recommends KAA over its rivals.

Comments

This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Analysis following peer review. The version of record [Matthew A. Benton. "Two More for the Knowledge Account of Assertion." Analysis 71 (2011): 684-687.] is available online at: https://academic.oup.com/analysis/article/71/4/684/159463; https://doi.org/10.1093/analys/anr085.

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