The Transmission View of Testimony and the Problem of Conflicting Justification

American Philosophical Quarterly 55 (1):27-36 (2018)

Nick Leonard
Northwestern University
According to the Transmission View of Testimony : TVT: If a speaker testifies to a hearer that p, and if the hearer is justified in believing that p on the basis of that speaker's testimony, then the hearer's belief is justified by whatever justification the speaker has for believing that p. The aim of this paper is to develop and defend a novel objection to the TVT.
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