Tag Archive | Testimony
A discussion on the intellectual virtues of “blind deference” and “perseverance”.
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
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.
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 […]
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 […]
In this post,I attempt to argue that Linda Zagzebski’s analysis of ‘epistemic egoism’ (Zagzebski, Linda. 2007), can be helpful to resolve challenges raised by reductionism concerning testimony. However the challenge raised by what might be called reductionism concerning the source of knowledge does not seem to benefit from Zagzebski’s account. Testimony is an important […]