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assert (oneself)

To display self-confidence and strength of conviction, typically in the pursuit of something. Melanie is always so timid—I'm shocked she was able to assert herself to the boss today. You need to assert yourself and tell her how you really feel!
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assert oneself

To act boldly or forcefully, especially in defending one's rights or stating an opinion.
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Crucially, insofar as the man-in-the-station does not call into question the commitment stipulated in the timetable's contents, he is not issuing a prediction, but only ascribing the commitments to an asserter (and perhaps adding them to our inertial expectations).
On the one hand, in licensing others to assert her claim, an asserter licenses an inferential chain in which her original claim works as a premise.
The case makes immediately clear a difference between asserting, on one hand, and supposing and betting, on the other: while the asserter undertakes the obligation of justifying his claim (if challenged), no such constraint is imposed on supposing and betting.
Notice, however, that truth-assessment not only creates a normative channel between the relevant facts and the score (Brandom's world asserter), but also between the relevant facts and participants: in tracking the record and truth-assessing the proposition stocked, a linguistic community not only proves that the asserted contents expressed by the predictor were true or false--it also proves him right or wrong.
For, if keeping a record serves for the retrospective personal valuation of the predictor, the justificatory responsibilities that he is committed to, as a predictor by issuing his prediction, must not defer the content of his statement to another asserter's assertion.
(10.) I thank an anonymous reviewer for pointing out to me that the clarification in italics was essential: if what Cristina reported to the speaker were that she predicts that she will ultimately choose Paris as a summer destination (not that she has already decided that and, say, scheduled a flight), then perhaps we should qualify the asserter claim as a prediction after all.
Furthermore, although Grice's original paper does not explicitly say what the "particular response" is to be in the case of assertoric utterance, it is plain from all the relevant examples that the response he has in mind is the formation, on the part of the audience, of a belief whose content is precisely the content of the asserter's utterance.
The truth of epistemic modal claims can depend on what is known by the assessor, but only if the assessor knows more than the original asserter." (39) In responding to MacFarlane, I first want to examine the intuition that (5) is unwarranted.
On hybrid relativism, we "amalgamate the asserter's and the assessor's knowledge into a single body of known facts with respect to which the epistemic modal is to be evaluated." (40) As it stands, this form of relativism would allow assessors to make claims on the basis of the amalgamated body of knowledge, even when the assessor has only partial access to this knowledge.
First, the term 'dualism' has been taken in very different ways both by its asserters and its critics; second, the 'Orphic-Pythagorean' account of soul was often identified with the body-soul dualism presented in Plato's 'middle' dialogues, mainly in the Phaedo.
Let us now proceed to the famous passage in Chapter 86, to which most of the asserters of dualistic reading refer.
* Test for asserters' adherence to established criteria.
A common theme among the complainers,(2) pleaders and asserters is the demise of "modernism," and its epistemological and methodological counter-part, "positivism." As Hutchison [pp.
In fact, only 15% or fewer provided: any direct nonfinancial services or nonfinancial assurance services; the direct financial service of submitting claims to insurance companies; the financial assurance service of testing for asserters' adherence to established criteria; the family mediation service of arbitrating family disputes; and the consulting services related to evaluating the quality of housing and care alternatives, and providing an inventory of community services to the elderly.
This paper presents an answer to the question how propositions whose truth is relativized to times, places, asserters, or assessers can, despite their relativity, be used to represent the world.