Re-thinking the Duplication of Speaker/Hearer Belief in the Epistemology of Testimony

Episteme 2 (2):129-134 (2006)
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Most epistemologists of testimony assume that testifying requires that the beliefs to which speakers attest are identical to the beliefs that hearers accept. I argue that this characterization of testimony is misleading. Characterizing testimony in terms of duplicating speaker/hearer belief unduly resticts the variety of beliefs that might be accepted from speaker testimony.

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