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TitleTestimony, trust, and authority [electronic resource]
Author Benjamin McMyler
Imprint New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794331.001.0001
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Much of what we know is acquired by taking things on the word of other people whom we trust and treat as authorities concerning what to believe. But what exactly is it to take someone's word for something? What is it to treat another as an authority concerning what to believe, and what is it to then trust this person for the truth? Benjamin McMyler argues that philosophers have failed to appreciate the nature and significance of our epistemic dependence on the word of others


Testimony (Theory of knowledge)



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