It continues:gad rgyangs wrote:Ok, according to the first page you link to, it says "An assertion is a speech act in which something is claimed to hold...in an assertion it is asserted that so-and-so"Acchantika wrote: This
http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/assertion/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
and perhaps this
http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/logic-higher-order/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
may be helpful to understand the kinds of statements I believe are being referred to.
- 2.1 Presupposition
A sentence such as
(4) Kepler died in misery
is not true unless the singular term ‘Kepler’ has reference.
So taken in context, they cannot be said to be asserting something.