The Epistemology Of Testimony

Paperback | June 20, 2006

EditorJennifer Lackey, Ernest Sosa

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Testimony is a crucial source of knowledge: we are to a large extent reliant upon what others tell us. It has been the subject of much recent interest in epistemology, and this volume collects twelve original essays on the topic by some of the world's leading philosophers. It will be thestarting point for future research in this fertile field.

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Testimony is a crucial source of knowledge: we are to a large extent reliant upon what others tell us. It has been the subject of much recent interest in epistemology, and this volume collects twelve original essays on the topic by some of the world's leading philosophers. It will be thestarting point for future research in this fertil...

Jennifer Lackey is at Northern Illinois University. Ernest Sosa is at Brown University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.67 inPublished:June 20, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Jennifer Lackey: IntroductionI. Testimony and Thomas Reid1. Robert Audi: Testimony, credulity, and veracity2. James Van Cleve: Reid on the credit of human testimonyII. Testimony and its Place in Epistemology3. Richard Fumerton: The epistemic role of testimony: internalist and externalist perspectives4. Peter Graham: Liberal fundamentalism and its rivals5. Ernest Sosa: Knowledge: instrumental and testimonialIII. Reductionism and Non-Reductionism in the Epistemology of Testimony6. Sanford C. Goldberg: Reductionism and the distinctiveness of testimonial knowledge7. Keith Lehrer: Testimony and trustworthiness8. Jennifer Lackey: It takes two to tango: beyond reductionism and non-reductionism in the epistemology of testimonyIV. Testimony and the Extent of Our Dependence on Others9. Frederick F. Schmitt: Testimonial justification and transindividual reasons10. Elizabeth Fricker: Testimony and epistemic autonomyV. New areas and new directions in the epistemology of testimony11. C. A. J. Coady: Pathologies of testimony12. Richard Moran: Getting told and being believed