Sanford C. Goldberg

in Relying on Others

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780199593248
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191594625 | DOI:

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The Introduction explains the idea behind the book: the fact that we rely on others for so much of what we know about the world should prompt a reconsideration of the individualistic orientation of traditional epistemology. The Introduction outlines the chapters in the book.The book's main contention, the Introduction explains, is that, such is our epistemic reliance on others, that the reliability of at least some of our beliefs is affected by irreducibly social factors.

Keywords: traditional epistemology; epistemic reliance; reliability; social factors

Chapter.  2766 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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