David Corfield


We have opposed throughout the view of assertion as the expression of an interior act of judgment; judgment, rather is the interiorization of the external act of assertion. 1973, p. 362 (Frege: philosophy of language?)


The immediate and qualitative ‘judgement of existence’ predicates some abstract universal as inhering in some singular subject, while in the more developed ‘judgement of reflection’, an ‘underlying’ or ‘reflected’ property belonging essentially to the thing is predicated of it. Thus when we say, for example, that ‘this plant is curative’, ‘this body is elastic’, ‘this instrument is useful’, or ‘this punishment is deterrent’ – examples of reflective judgement given in the Encyclopaedia Logic – the subject term can no longer be considered as a mere singular as it is now understood as instantiating some kind and determined by some defining power or disposition. (p. 182)

Judgment of necessity: ‘the rose is a plant’. What is this ‘the’?


Inferentialism, however, is an essentially propositional doctrine. Articulating Reasons, p. 13.

Does he mean judgemental doctrine? Minimal units of meaning.

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