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The Trust Theory

Paul Faulkner

in Knowledge on Trust

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780199589784
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725517 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589784.003.0008
The Trust Theory

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This chapter draws together the conclusions of previous chapters to present the trust theory of testimony. According to this theory, one needs to possess reasons to be warranted in testimonial uptake, but it is reasons one does not possess that warrant one’s testimonial beliefs. Simply put, testimonial knowledge is knowledge on trust. The chapter then considers the objection that this theory puts testimonial knowledge beyond children.

Keywords: testimony; epistemology; knowledge; warrant; internalism; externalism; trust; children

Chapter.  1309 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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