Relying on others [electronic resource] : an essay in epistemology / Sanford C. Goldberg.

Author
Goldberg, Sanford, 1967- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Description
1 online resource (228 p.)

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Summary note
Sanford Goldberg investigates the role that others play in our attempts to acquire knowledge of the world. Two main forms of this reliance are examined: testimony cases, where a subject aims to acquire knowledge through accepting what another tells her; and cases involving ""coverage"", where a subject aims to acquire knowledge of something by reasoning that if things were not so she would have heard about it by now. Goldberg argues that these cases challenge some cherishedassumptions in epistemology. Testimony cases challenge the assumption, prominent in reliabilist epistemology, that the pro
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Description based upon print version of record.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Source of description
Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed Sept. 7, 2010).
Language note
English
Contents
Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Testimony and Individualist Epistemology; 2. Orthodox Reliabilism and the Epistemic Significance of Testimony; 3. Process and Environment in Testimonial Belief-Formation; 4. Epistemic Reliance and the Extendedness Hypothesis; 5. Objections to Extended Reliability; 6. If That Were True I Would Have Heard about it by Now; 7. Reliabilism as Social Epistemology; Bibliography; Index
ISBN
  • 0-19-161563-3
  • 0-19-965937-0
  • 1-283-21558-6
  • 9786613215581
  • 0-19-161643-5
OCLC
746747088
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