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The Norms of Assertion

Truth, Lies, and Warrant


Part of the Palgrave Innovations in Philosophy book series (PIIP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Rachel McKinnon
    Pages 1-15
  3. Rachel McKinnon
    Pages 16-31
  4. Rachel McKinnon
    Pages 32-50
  5. Rachel McKinnon
    Pages 51-82
  6. Rachel McKinnon
    Pages 83-111
  7. Rachel McKinnon
    Pages 112-137
  8. Rachel McKinnon
    Pages 166-192
  9. Rachel McKinnon
    Pages 193-206
  10. Rachel McKinnon
    Pages 207-221
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 237-251

About this book


When we make claims to each other, we're asserting. But what does it take to assert well? Do we need to know what we're talking about? This book argues that we don't. In fact, it argues that in some special contexts, we can lie.


Assertion Norms of Assertion Knowledge Speech Acts argue gender knowledge performance reason truth

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyCollege of CharlestonUSA

About the authors

Rachel McKinnon is an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department at the College of Charleston, USA. She primarily works in epistemology, philosophy of language, metaphysics, and feminist philosophy. Her work has appeared in various journals such as Philosophical Studies, American Philosophical Quarterly, and Hypatia.

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