Acta Analytica 35 (3):319-331 (2020)

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Catherine Elgin
Harvard University
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Edward Craig and Michael Hannon agree that the function of knowledge is to enable us to identify informants whose word we can safely take. This requires that knowers display a publicly recognizable mark. Although this might suffice for information transfer, I argue that the position that emerges promotes testimonial injustice, since the mark of a good informant need not be shared by all who are privy to the facts we seek. I suggest a way the problem might be alleviated.
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True Enough.Catherine Z. Elgin - 2004 - Philosophical Issues 14 (1):113–131.
On Saying That Someone Knows: Themes From Craig.Klemens Kappel - 2010 - In Adrian Haddock, Alan Millar & Duncan Pritchard (eds.), Social Epistemology. Oxford University Press.

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The Function of Knowledge.Catherine Z. Elgin - 2021 - Analysis 81 (1):100-107.
Replies.Catherine Z. Elgin - 2020 - Synthese 199 (1-2):1577-1597.

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