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QUESTIONS AND POSITIONS

Martin Kusch

in Knowledge by Agreement

Published in print June 2002 | ISBN: 9780199251223
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191601767 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199251223.003.0002
QUESTIONS AND POSITIONS

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Outlines the distinction between individualistic and communitarian views of testimony as a source of knowledge. According to the individualist, testimony is not a generative source of knowledge: testimony is merely a device for transmitting knowledge obtained from other sources of knowledge. According to the communitarian, testimony is a generative source of knowledge.

Keywords: communitarianism; individualism; sources of knowledge; testimony

Chapter.  1651 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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