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Conversational Pressure: Normativity in Speech Exchanges

Sanford C. Goldberg


This book aims to explore the scope, sources, and nature of the normative expectations that are generated by participants in speech exchanges. Such expectations, I argue, are warranted by the performance of speech acts: the performance of these acts entitles an audience to expect certain things of the speaker, even as these performances also entitle the speaker to expect certain things of her audience. The account I propose postulates two fundamental types of normativity involved in these expectations: epistemic normativity, wherein subjects are expected to live up to certain epistemological s ... More

Keywords: conversation, normativity, testimony, trust, friendship, silence, address, epistemic injustice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198856436
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198856436.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sanford C. Goldberg, author
Northwestern University