De re interpretation as arrogance: Understanding different sociolinguistic groups in accordance with intellectual humility



Year of publication 2022
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The inferentialist de re interpretation sometimes lacks legitimacy and is intellectually arrogant. Game of giving and asking for reasons without limitations lays too much responsibility on the utterer. She cannot know inferences that do not exist in her sociolinguistic group. Therefore, she cannot be responsible for ignoring them, and they cannot constitute her commitments. Using de re interpretation may also amount to an intellectual arrogance. As an alternative, I suggest ascription of commitments in the language game limited by a relevant whole. This approach is more intellectually humble and it promotes understanding between groups with different perspectives.
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