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The epistemology of testimony

Author: Jennifer Lackey; Ernest Sosa
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 the starting point for future research in this fertile field.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Epistemology of testimony.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2006008190
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Lackey; Ernest Sosa
ISBN: 9786611164669 6611164669 0191534730 9780191534737
OCLC Number: 1044189721
Notes: Title from e-book title screen (viewed April 28, 2008).
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 312 pages)
Contents: Testimony and the legacy of Thomas Reid --
Testimony and its place in epistemology --
Reductionism and non-reductionism in the epistemology of testimony --
Testimony and the extent of our dependence on others --
New areas and new directions in the epistemology of testimony.
Responsibility: edited by Jennifer Lackey and 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 the starting point for future research in this fertile field.

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