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Criticism and blame in action and assertion

Kelp, Christoph and Simion, Mona 2017. Criticism and blame in action and assertion. Journal of Philosophy 114 (2) , pp. 76-93. 10.5840/jphil201711426

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In this paper, we develop a general normative framework for criticisability, blamelessness and blameworthiness in action. We then turn to the debate on norms of assertion. We show that an application of this framework enables champions of the so-called knowledge rule of assertion to offer a theoretically motivated response to a number of putative counterexamples in terms of blamelessness. Finally, we argue that, on closer inspection, the putative counterexamples serve to confirm the knowledge rule and disconfirm rival views.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Publisher: Journal of Philosophy
ISSN: 0022-362X
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 23 February 2018
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2020 01:14

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