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What is Testimony?

C. A. J. Coady

in Testimony

Published in print October 1994 | ISBN: 9780198235514
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597220 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198235518.003.0002
What is Testimony?

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Attempts to provide a definition of testimony as the target concept for the inquiry. Distinguishes between formal and natural testimony and locates natural testimony as the outcome of a certain sort of speech act in the category of evidence providing. Various extended uses of the concept of testimony are examined.

Keywords: authority; children; competence; corroboration; credentials; evidence; hearsay; illocutionary; trust

Chapter.  15348 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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