But that means that a perfect assertor, searching for what's assertable given perfect information I about S, cannot uncover a specification of a grounding-condition for S is true.
So the prefect assertor cannot affirm that S is true has truth-conditions.
Actor and auctor, compiler and assertor
, scriptor and recitor, these are all roles that begin to coalesce through the ingenious and imaginative inventiveness of the vernacular poet.
In addition, one committed to C assertorically gives others the prerogative to accept or assert C as well, deferring to the original assertor
for justification of C.(22)
2.11: 'Epicurus voluptatis assertor
omnes libros suos replevit holeribus et pomis, et vilibus cibis dicit esse vivendum ...
James Wilson could call Locke, "one of the most able, most sincere, and most amiable assertors
of Christianity and true philosophy."21 And in the understanding of the founders, those two attributes were connected: The founders could preserve their confidence that Locke was the expounder of a "true philosophy" precisely because they saw nothing in his teaching that was incompatible with the foundations of Christianity.n
Studying the arts in youth, `until a more perfect age and a soul stronger in understanding may come to the heights of holy Scripture', arms the Church's mature doctors `on this side and that', so they may fight heresy as `indomitable defenders of the true faith and assertors of the truth in every way'.(8)
Quatenus hinc inde armati veraefidei defensores et veritatis assertores omnimodis invincibiles efficiamini.
Brightwell stresses that chief among the radicals whom Opie was not "spoiled" by was the "philosophising serpent" Mary Wollstonecraft.(16) She explicitly states that "there was too much of the pure womanly character in [Opie], to suffer her ever to sympathize with the assertors
of |woman's rights,' (so called)" (p.
George Edwards,(22) whose History of Birds came out piecemeal between 1743-51, supplemented by his Gleanings of Natural History (1758-64), declared of the submersion theory that |it is enough to raise one's indignation, to see so many vouchers from so many assertors
of this foolish and erroneous conjecture, which is not only repugnant to reason, but to all the known laws of nature'.