The Truth Rule: Definitional or Essential?

  • Maryam Ebrahimi DinaniEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11939)


This paper is about the norm of truth for assertion, which I henceforth call “The Truth Rule”, and is formulated as follows: “One ought to assert only what is true”. I argue that The Truth Rule as thus formulated is a norm for assertion in a specific sense. I defend the view that assertion is, by its nature, governed by the rule according to which one ought to assert only what is true.


Assertion Truth Constitutive rules 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut Jean Nicod, PSLParisFrance

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