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[catalogued under 13. Knowledge Criteria / C. External Justification / 7. Testimony]

Full Idea

Testimony is not just a means of transmission of complete items of knowledge from and to an individual. Testimony is almost always generative of knowledge.

Gist of Idea

Testimony does not just transmit knowledge between individuals - it actually generates knowledge


Martin Kusch (Knowledge by Agreement [2002], Intro)

Book Reference

Kusch,Martin: 'Knowledge by Agreement' [OUP 2004], p.12

A Reaction

I'm not clear how my testimony could fail to be knowledge for me, but become knowledge just because I pass it to you. I might understand what I say better than you did. When fools pool their testimony, presumably not much knowledge results.