Idealized acceptability versus superassertibility

Szubka, Tadeusz (2000) Idealized acceptability versus superassertibility. Philosophical Studies, 98 2: 175-186. doi:10.1023/A:1018620925055

Author Szubka, Tadeusz
Title Idealized acceptability versus superassertibility
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Idealized acceptability versus superassertibility
Journal name Philosophical Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0031-8116
Publication date 2000-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1023/A:1018620925055
Volume 98
Issue 2
Start page 175
End page 186
Total pages 12
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publisher Kluwer
Collection year 2000
Language eng
Subject C1
440108 Philosophy of Language
780199 Other
Formatted abstract
While elaborating his conception of truth as superassertibility, Crispin Wright compares it with Putnam’s explication of truth, according to which truth is an idealization of rational acceptability. In the course of his discussion he comes to the conclusion that Putnam’s proposal requires a drastic revision of our logic. Moreover the suggested idealization would have to be rather radical (in the case of empirical statements it would require possession of all empirical information). Wright tries to show that his own conception of truth is not vulnerable to the latter criticism, since it merely requires the idea of being justified in asserting a given statement when possessed of some state of information relevant to that statement, and remaining justified irrespective of any future modification of that state. This paper argues that Wright’s construal of truth as superassertibility also falls victim to the charge which seems to undermine Putnam’s proposal.
© 2000 Kluwer Academic Publishers.
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