On providing evidence

Episteme 15 (3):245-260 (2018)
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Charity Anderson
Baylor University
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Obligations to provide evidence to others arise in many contexts. This paper develops a framework within which to understand what it is to provide evidence to someone. I argue that an initially plausible connection between evidence-providing and evidence-possession fails: it is not the case that in order to count as providing evidence to someone, the intended recipient must have the evidence. I further argue that the following is possible: evidence is provided to an agent, the agent does not have the evidence, but it is not the case that the agent is culpably ignorant of the evidence.
Keywords evidence  epistemic obligation
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DOI 10.1017/epi.2018.21
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