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The Non-Reductive Theory

Paul Faulkner

in Knowledge on Trust

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199589784
eISBN:
9780191725517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589784.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

According to the non-reductive theory of testimony, an audience is entitled to believe testimony, other things being equal. And testimony is distinctive as an epistemic source in that it transmits ... More


Trust and the Uptake of Testimony

Paul Faulkner

in Knowledge on Trust

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199589784
eISBN:
9780191725517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589784.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues that the non-reductive theory of testimony suffers two failings. First, the idea that we have an entitlement to believe testimony gets things wrong descriptively. Either it ... More


Behaviourism

Rowland Stout

in The Inner Life of a Rational Agent: In Defence of Philosophical Behaviourism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623433
eISBN:
9780748652501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623433.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter sets the scene by considering in partly historical terms the theories of philosophical and psychological behaviourism. This discussion is not a mere digression. It establishes where a ... More


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