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Single Idea 19108

[catalogued under 3. Truth / E. Pragmatic Truth / 1. Pragmatic Truth]

Full Idea

The pragmatist will say that truth is proper assertion, but different discourses have different standards for proper assertion.

Gist of Idea

Truth is proper assertion, but that has varying standards


Cheryl Misak (Pragmatism and Deflationism [2007], 4)

Book Reference

'New Pragmatists', ed/tr. Misak,Cheryl [OUP 2009], p.86

A Reaction

This remark shows that there is a pragmatic attitude towards truth behind most attempts to analyse the concept of assertion. When and why is assertion legitimate, and what motivates it?