Synthese 191 (14):3227-3237 (2014)

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Timothy Perrine
Wuhan University
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Almost everyone agrees that many testimonial beliefs constitute knowledge. According to non-reductionists, some testimonial beliefs possess positive epistemic status independent of that conferred by perception, memory, and induction. Recently, Jennifer Lackey has provided a counterexample to a popular version of this view. Here I argue that her counterexample fails
Keywords Testimony  Non-reductionism  Defeaters  Jennifer Lackey
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