Testimony and A Priori Knowledge

Episteme 4 (3):322-334 (2007)
Tyler Burge offers a theory of testimony that allows for the possibility of both testimonial a priori warrant and testimonial a priori knowledge. I uncover a tension in his account of the relationship between the two, and locate its source in the analogy that Burge draws between testimonial warrant and preservative memory. I contend that this analogy should be rejected, and offer a revision of Burge's theory that eliminates the tension. I conclude by assessing the impact of the revised theory on the scope of a priori knowledge
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DOI 10.3366/E1742360007000111
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Tyler Burge (1993). Content Preservation. Philosophical Review 102 (4):457-488.

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