Learning from words : testimony as a source of knowledge

Jennifer Lackey reshapes the vigorous debate on testimony by showing that the standard view of the transmission of knowledge by testimony is fundamentally misguided. Her radical new theory holds that testimony is itself an irreducible source of new knowledge, to which both speaker and hearer contrib...

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Main Author: Lackey, Jennifer
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Oxford Oxford University Press 2008, 2008
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Summary:Jennifer Lackey reshapes the vigorous debate on testimony by showing that the standard view of the transmission of knowledge by testimony is fundamentally misguided. Her radical new theory holds that testimony is itself an irreducible source of new knowledge, to which both speaker and hearer contribute
Physical Description:xii, 295 p.
ISBN:9780191711824
0191711829