On testimony and transmission

J.A. Carter, P.J. Nickel

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Jennifer Lackey's case "Creationist Teacher," in which students acquire knowledge of evolutionary theory from a teacher who does not herself believe the theory, has been discussed widely as a counterexample to so-called transmission theories of testimonial knowledge and justification. The case purports to show that a speaker need not herself have knowledge or justification in order to enable listeners to acquire knowledge or justification from her assertion. The original case has been criticized on the ground that it does not really refute the transmission theory, because there is still somebody in a chain of testifiers – the person from whom the creationist teacher acquired what she testifies – who knows the truth of the testified statements. In this paper, we provide a kind of pattern for generating counterexample cases, one that avoids objections discussed by Peter Graham and others in relation to such cases.
TaalEngels
Pagina's145-155
Aantal pagina's10
TijdschriftEpisteme
Volume11
Nummer van het tijdschrift2
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - 2014

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Justification
Testimony
Creationist
Counterexample
Person
Listeners
Evolutionary Theory

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Carter, J.A. ; Nickel, P.J./ On testimony and transmission. In: Episteme. 2014 ; Vol. 11, Nr. 2. blz. 145-155
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Carter JA, Nickel PJ. On testimony and transmission. Episteme. 2014;11(2):145-155. Beschikbaar vanaf, DOI: 10.1017/epi.2014.4