[SydPhil] Reminder: Ishani Maitra, Michigan @ Wed 9 Apr 2014 15:30 - 17:30 (Seminars)

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Title: Ishani Maitra, Michigan
Title: Trust and reliance in testimony
Abstract: Much of what we know we learn through others telling us. Several  
philosophers have thought that trust plays some crucial epistemic role in  
our coming to know via others' testimony. In this paper, I distinguish some  
different epistemic roles that trust might be thought to play here: for  
example, trust (in the teller) might be thought to be necessary for coming  
to know via telling, or if that's not the case, trust might be thought to  
provide some extra epistemic oomph that wouldn't be available without  
trust. Then, I use the well-known distinction between trusting someone and  
merely relying on them to argue that trust does not play any of the  
epistemic roles distinguished above. Finally, I consider some important  
consequences of this conclusion for the epistemology of testimony.
When: Wed 9 Apr 2014 15:30 - 17:30 Eastern Time - Melbourne, Sydney
Where: Muniment Room, Quadrangle
Calendar: Seminars
     * Dalia Nassar- creator

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