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Trust, authority and epistemic responsibility

Origgi, Gloria (2008) Trust, authority and epistemic responsibility. THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 23 (1). pp. 35-44. ISSN 2171-679X

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Abstract

In this paper I argue that the epistemology of trust and testimony should take into account the pragmatics of communication in order to gain insight about the responsibilities speakers and hearers share in the epistemic access they gain through communication. Communication is a rich process of information exchange in which epistemic standards are negotiated by interlocutors. I discuss examples which show the contextual adjustment of these standards as the conversation goes on. Our sensitivity to the contextual dimension of epistemic standards make us more responsible communicators.


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Origgi, Gloriaoriggi@ehess.fr
Additional Information: ISSN: 0495-4548 (print)
Keywords: trust, testimonial knowledge, communication, pragmatics of trust, epistemic responsibility
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Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2014 00:35
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2014 00:35
Item ID: 10403
Journal or Publication Title: THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science
Publisher: Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del País Vasco
Official URL: http://www.ehu.es/ojs/index.php/THEORIA/article/vi...
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.1387/theoria.4
Date: January 2008
Page Range: pp. 35-44
Volume: 23
Number: 1
ISSN: 2171-679X
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10403

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