Andreas Stokke, LanCog
Does Testimonial Knowledge Require Sincerity?
Abstract: According to the traditional view, testimony is a mechanism
for transmitting knowledge. By contrast, it has recently been argued
that testimony sometimes functions as a generative source of
knowledge. Central to these arguments have been cases involving
insincere testifiers but in which the listener nevertheless acquires
knowledge. I argue in this paper that sincerity is not necessary even
for transmission of knowledge via testimony.
LanCog Seminar 2012-13
16th November 2012, 15:00
Sala Mattos Romão, Departament of Philosophy
Faculty of Letters, University of Lisbon