Uoprigtighed og viden via vidnesbyrd
- Side: 121-131
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.18261/ISSN1504-2901-2013-02-02
- Publisert på Idunn: 2013-06-17
- Publisert: 2013-06-17
Andreas Stokke: Insincerity and Knowledge through Testimony
This paper argues that when insincerity on the part of a testifier blocks knowledge acquisition, this failure is due to a type of unreliability. This motivates a principle according to which it is a necessary condition on testimonial knowledge that the testimony be given on a reliable basis. Such a principle differs from other reliability conditions on testimonial knoweldge by engendering a narrower conception of such knowledge.