Learning from Words: Testimony as a Source of Knowledge

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Testimony is an invaluable source of knowledge. We rely on the reports of those around us for everything from the ingredients in our food and medicine to the identity of our family members. Recent years have seen an explosion of interest in the epistemology of testimony. Despite the multitude of views offered, a single thesis is nearly universally accepted: testimonial knowledge is acquired through the process of transmission from speaker to hearer. In this book, Jennifer Lackey shows that this thesis is false and, hence, ...

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Learning from Words: Testimony as a Source of Knowledge
2010, OUP UK, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199575619

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Learning from Words: Testimony as a Source of Knowledge
2008, OUP UK, Oxford, England

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