Synthese 158 (3):315-327 (2007)

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Sanford Goldberg
Northwestern University
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In this paper, I apply Duncan Pritchard’s anti-luck epistemology to the case of knowledge through testimony. I claim that Pritchard’s distinction between veritic and reflective luck provides a nice taxonomy of testimony cases, that the taxonomic categories that emerge can be used to suggest precisely what epistemic statuses are transmissible through testimony, and that the resulting picture can make clear how testimony can actually be knowledge-generating
Keywords Testimony  Transmission  Luck  Justification  Knowledge
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DOI 10.1007/s11229-006-9042-z
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Anti-Luck Epistemology.Duncan Pritchard - 2007 - Synthese 158 (3):277-297.
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Testimony, Testimonial Belief, and Safety.Charlie Pelling - 2013 - Philosophical Studies 164 (1):205-217.
Testimonial Knowledge in Early Childhood, Revisited1.Sanford C. Goldberg - 2008 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 76 (1):1-36.

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