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Truth vs. Assertability

(Original title: Pravdivost vs. tvrditelnost)
Organon F, 2013, vol. 20, Supplementary Issue 1, pp. 122-143.
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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to consider a possibility of understanding assertibility as a semantic concept. This leads to a nonstandard view of the relation and borderline between semantics and pragmatics. For the language of classical propositional logic entailment will be defined as a relation which preserves assertibility rather than truth and it will be shown that this enables us to model some linguistic phenomena in an adequate way.

Keywords

Assertability, context, entailment, possible world, pragmatics, semantics, truth

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