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Knowledge and the Norm of Assertion

An Essay in Philosophical Science

Language is a human universal reflecting our deeply social nature. Among its essential functions, language enables us to quickly and efficiently share information. We tell each other that many things are true—that is, we routinely make assertions. Information shared this way plays a critical role in the decisions and plans we make. In Knowledge and the Norm of Assertion, a distinguished philosopher and cognitive scientist investigates the rules or norms that structure our social practice o...


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  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Serie : OBP collection
  • Place of publication : Cambridge
  • Year of publication : 2016
  • Published on OpenEdition Books : 01 June 2017
  • ISBN (Print version) : 9781783741830
  • Electronic ISBN : 9782821881716
  • Number of pages : 111 p.

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