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Illocutionary Disagreement in Faultless Disagreement

In: Organon F, vol. 28, no. 3
Natalia Karczewska


Year, pages: 2021, 531 - 556
Language: eng
Contextualism; commitment; faultless disagreement; speech act theory; value terms.
Article type: Research Article
About article:
The debates over the problem of faultless disagreement have played a major role in shaping the landscape of today’s semantic theories. In my paper, I argue that even though the existent contextualism-friendly proposals explain a lot of disagreement data by specifying various ways in which speakers may use subjective predicates, neither provides a satisfactory account which would explain what all the subjective disagreements have in common. In particular, what is lacking is an explanation of the persistent autocentric cases (Lasersohn 2004), i.e., disagreements in which each speaker utters a subjective sentence while openly and knowingly occupying his or her own perspective. In my paper, I offer a solution which consists in supplementing the standard contextualist semantics with an explanation of this most problematic class of cases, which is possible due to redescribing the phenomena in speech act nomenclature.
How to cite:
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Karczewska, N. 2021. Illocutionary Disagreement in Faultless Disagreement. In Organon F, vol. 28, no.3, pp. 531-556. 1335-0668. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/orgf.2021.28303

Karczewska, N. (2021). Illocutionary Disagreement in Faultless Disagreement. Organon F, 28(3), 531-556. 1335-0668. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/orgf.2021.28303
About edition:
Publisher: Filozofický ústav SAV, Filosofický ústav AVČR
Published: 30. 8. 2021
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