Notes to Assertion

1. If you are an anti-realist about propositions, you can replace talk about propositions with talk about that-clause complements.

2. It is controversial just how explicit, or how linguistic, an utterance must be in order that an assertion can be made by it. We shall return to these issues in section 3.

3. These days it is not uncommon to treat standards of precision as a context factor for determining truth or falsity, rather than as a separate dimension of evaluation.

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