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19. Language / F. Communication / 2. Assertion

[stating something while claiming it is true]

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Assertions, unlike sentence meanings, can be accurate, probable, exaggerated, false.... [Cartwright,R]
An assertion aims to add to the content of a context [Stalnaker, by Magidor]
In logic a proposition means the same when it is and when it is not asserted [Bostock]
A maxim claims that if we are allowed to assert a sentence, that means it must be true [McGee]