Any theoretical construction presented in assertoric
discourse, besides information, contains a claim for the truth in the correspondence sense, i.e., for adequate description of the objective state of affairs.
To fit with its knowledge principles, data and conclusions can only produce assertoric
claims: It can be a better claim than previous ones, but it cannot be assumed as absolute or definitive (Polkinghorne, 1983).
I'll then show that this version of the objection, though attractive, involves a conflation between epistemic and assertoric
Hence, it is not susceptible to the kind of radical ambiguity that would undermine the assertoric
value of images.
Como ha expuesto PRICE: "BRANDOM doesn't claim that making assertions is the only game we can play with language, of course, but he does claim that the assertoric
game is both central and indispensable.
[o]n Horwich's view, a language game is to be understood as consisting of sentences for which (if we confine attention to assertoric
language) there are 'assertability conditions'.
Beliefs, Schafer thus proposes, present their contents with assertoric
We should think of the use of i-representations as genuinely assertoric
: i-representations are genuinely factual.
Modalities, for him, pertain to the relations of predication, without challenging the assertoric
system of deductions simpliciter.
This approach is assertoric
, the offering of questions in the form of statements that stake out a claim on the real and demand a response (Montgomery, 2008).
With Rorty, I believe that Putnam is untenably trying to hold onto "the objectivity of assertoric
discourse," given his concession that "our norms and standards of warranted assertability" are contingent and do not converge upon a "fact of the matter." However, with Putnam, I do think that Rorty's position is not coherently assertable.