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Speech acts: natural or normative kinds?

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There are two views of the essences of speech acts: according to one view, they are natural kinds; according to the other, they are what I call normative kinds — kinds in the (possibly non-reductive) definition of which some normative term occurs. In this article I show that speech acts can be normative but also natural kinds by deriving Williamson’s account of assertion, on which it is an act individuated, and constitutively governed, by a norm (the knowledge ru...

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10.1111/mila.12054

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Philosophy
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Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Mind and Language Journal website
Volume:
29
Issue:
3
Pages:
336–350
Publication date:
2014-01-01
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0268-1064
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English
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PHILOSOPHY:2
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2013-10-29

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