Quasirealism is thus intended as a “local” program, applicable to a selected range of vocabularies, and assumes some version of what Rorty termed the Bifurcation Thesis

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A quasi-realist of a more conventional stripe, who does want to hold onto the bifurcation thesis, is committed to a kind of two-tier view of the landscape, with respect to a whole range of notions that we associate with the business of making claims and assertions. In effect, he must think that **there are both loose and strict answers to questions such as: what is it to be a belief, an assertion, a statement, a judgement, a proposition (even a fact )? **The loose answer is supposed to tell us what descriptive and quasi-descriptive uses of language have in common, the strict answer what separates the real cases from the merely quasi-cases.

Two Expressivist Programmes, Two Bifurcations, 30