From initial submission to acceptance, this one took eleven months. That’s not bad at all. But as many of you know, it sure seems like it takes forever, even when things move rapidly by journal standards. Now finally the wait is over! “Epistemic Invariantism and Speech Act Contextualism” will soon feature in a volume of The Philosophical Review near you.
The short abstract: This paper shows how to reconcile epistemic invariantism with the knowledge account of assertion. My basic proposal is that we can comfortably combine invariantism with the knowledge account of assertion by endorsing contextualism about speech acts. My demonstration takes place against the backdrop of recent contextualist attempts to usurp the knowledge account of assertion, most notably Keith DeRose’s influential argument that the knowledge account of assertion spells doom for invariantism and enables contextualism’s ascendancy.