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Testimony: A Philosophical Study

C. A. J. Coady

Abstract

This book is about a topic in epistemology that had been much neglected until its publication, but has subsequently become much more discussed. That topic is testimony, or, less technically, the conveying of information by telling. Coady argues that reliance upon the word of others plays a crucial role in the economy of knowledge, though the extent and depth of this reliance have gone largely unrecognized in the philosophical tradition. He discusses those efforts that have been made to explain and justify the role of testimony in the getting and sustaining of knowledge or reliable belief, and ... More

Keywords: Coady, epistemology, evidence, knowledge, memory, probability, reliability, testimonial, testimony

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1994 Print ISBN-13: 9780198235514
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198235518.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

C. A. J. Coady, author
University of Melbourne
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