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Paul Faulkner

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199589784

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589784.001.0001

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The Non-Reductive Theory

The Non-Reductive Theory

(p.79) 4 The Non-Reductive Theory
Knowledge on Trust

Paul Faulkner (Contributor Webpage)

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According to the non-reductive theory of testimony, an audience is entitled to believe testimony, other things being equal. And testimony is distinctive as an epistemic source in that it transmits knowledge and warrant. This chapter outlines four arguments for an entitlement to believe testimony, namely those given by Sandford Goldberg, Tony Coady, Tyler Burge, and John McDowell. And it considers two different explanations of how testimony transmits knowledge and warrant.

Keywords:   testimony, epistemology, knowledge, warrant, non-reductive theory, entitlement, Thomas Reid, Tyler Burge, John McDowell, Sandford Goldberg, Tony Coady

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