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Epistemic Expressivism: Nontraditional Views

Terence Cuneo

in The Normative Web

Published in print September 2007 | ISBN: 9780199218837
Published online January 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780191711749 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218837.003.0007
 Epistemic Expressivism: Nontraditional Views

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This chapter engages with the second version of epistemic expressivism, the so-called non-traditional epistemic expressivism. This view is distinguished from traditional expressivism inasmuch as it holds that epistemic discourse is assertoric, that there are epistemic truths, and that there are epistemic facts — albeit in deflationary senses of these terms. After having explicated what it is for there to be deflationary truths and facts, the chapter argues that non-traditional epistemic expressivism is vulnerable to serious objections. These objections charge that for all its sophistication, non-traditional epistemic expressivism is not much more plausible than its traditional cousin.

Keywords: actualism; non-traditional epistemic expressivism; epistemic truths; epistemic facts; deflationism; quasi-facts; quasi-propositions; representation; truth

Chapter.  17325 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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