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Matthew A. Benton
Seattle Pacific University
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Linda Zagzebski's "Epistemic Authority" (Oxford University Press, 2012) brings together issues in social epistemology with topics in moral and political philosophy as well as philosophy of religion. In this paper I criticize her discussion of self-trust and rationality, which sets up the main argument of the book; I consider how her view of authority relates to some issues of epistemic authority in testimony; and I raise some concerns about her treatment of religious epistemology and religious authority in particular.
Keywords epistemic authority  self-trust  epistemic reliance on others  testimony  religious epistemology
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DOI 10.24204/ejpr.v6i4.150
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Epistemic Deference.Rico Hauswald - forthcoming - Grazer Philosophische Studien:1-39.
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