The Epistemology of Testimony

Jennifer Lackey*, Ernest Sosa

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How do we acquire knowledge from either the spoken or written word of others? This is the question at the center of The Epistemology of Testimony, a collection of essays devoted to the epistemological issues that arise from an examination of testimonial knowledge. Despite its historical neglect, recent years have seen an explosion of interesting and innovative philosophical work on this topic. This book builds on and further develops this work by bringing together new papers by some of the leading scholars in the field. Since this volume is the only collection of papers on testimony strictly within the analytic tradition, it represents a new and significant contribution to this fertile epistemological literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages320
ISBN (Electronic)9780191706110
ISBN (Print)9780199276011
StatePublished - May 1 2010


  • Knowledge
  • Non-reductionism
  • Reductionism
  • Testimony
  • Trust

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)


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