Objections and Clarifications

C. A. J. Coady

in Testimony

Published in print October 1994 | ISBN: 9780198235514
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597220 | DOI:
Objections and Clarifications

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Considers objections that might be raised to the wide scope of the definitional sketch of testimony in the previous chapter. Beginning with some views of Thomas Reid, the chapter criticizes the idea that scientific or other expert opinion cannot count as testimony. It then rejects philosophical claims that avowals of psychological states are not testimony. Finally, the possibility of moral expertise and testimony to moral facts is raised and given qualified support.

Keywords: autonomy; avowals; expertise; inquiry; judgement; opinion; propositions; Reid

Chapter.  11321 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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