We cannot infer by accepting testimony

Philosophical Studies:1-10 (forthcoming)
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Ulf Hlobil
Concordia University
Abstract
While we can judge and believe things by merely accepting testimony, we cannot make inferences by merely accepting testimony. A good theory of inference should explain this. The theories that are best suited to explain this fact seem to be theories that accept a so-called intuitional construal of Boghossian’s Taking Condition.
Keywords inference  taking condition  testimony  belief  intuition
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DOI 10.1007/s11098-018-1142-3
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