Tag Archive | Testimony

Testimonial Injustice – Miranda Fricker

Miranda Fricker on testimonial Injustice (epistemic injustice in testimony)      

intellectual virtues of “blind deference” and “perseverance”

A discussion on the intellectual virtues of “blind deference” and “perseverance”.

Issues in Testimony: a speical volume of the journal episteme

I came across an exciting speical volume of the journal episteme which is devoted to Testimony. It is a bit old but the discussions are very much contemporary. HERE is the link. You can also see the details of the volume in the blog of the journal HERE

Knowledge, Virtue and Action (review)

HERE is a book review of Knowledge, Virtue and Action: Essays on Putting Epistemic Virtues to Work Tim Henning and David P. Schweikard (eds.) Routledge, 2013, 273pp., $125.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780415807692.

Intellectual autonomy, Enlightenment thinking and Plato

Introduction It is often stated that intellectual autonomy as an ideal and a necessary condition for knowledge is peculiar to enlightenment thinking. Often David Hume’s account of knowledge is cited as an example of enlightenment epistemology. Thomas Reid, a contemporary of Hume is often presented as providing an account of knowledge which is characteristically anti-enlightenment […]

Is being an achievement a necessary condition for knowledge?

Virtue epistemologists (such as John Greco) have argued that knowledge is to be seen as a cognitive achievement.  Duncan Pritchard argues that being an achievement is not a necessary condition of knowledge. Pritchard uses the example of testimonial knowledge to argue that being an achievement is not a necessary condition for knowledge. He agues that […]

Social Epistemology – Discussion

“Can a football team know more than its individual members know? How can a non-expert tell that an expert’s testimony is trustworthy? How should we modify our beliefs in response to disagreements with others? These are some of the questions encompassed by social epistemology, which deals with social aspects of knowledge and belief”.     […]

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