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Truth and ParadoxSolving the Riddles$
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Tim Maudlin

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199247295

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0199247293.001.0001

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The Norms of Assertion and Denial

The Norms of Assertion and Denial

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(p.95) 5 The Norms of Assertion and Denial
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Truth and Paradox
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Tim Maudlin (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199247293.003.0005

Normative standards for the assertion and denial of ungrounded sentences are proposed. Such standards are evaluated by means of an ideal for the normative rules. According to the standards proposed, the theory of truth and the Liar sentence come out as appropriate to assert, even if not true.

Keywords:   ideal, V. McGee, normative standards, permissible sentence, truth‐permissive

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