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Single Idea 10327

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

Full Idea

Reductionalists about testimony are foundationalists by temperament. ...Their project amounts to justifying our testimonial beliefs in terms of perceptions, memories and inferences.

Gist of Idea

Some want to reduce testimony to foundations of perceptions, memories and inferences


Martin Kusch (Knowledge by Agreement [2002], Ch. 4)

Book Reference

Kusch,Martin: 'Knowledge by Agreement' [OUP 2004], p.30

A Reaction

Kusch wants to claim that the sharing of testimony is the means by which knowledge is created. My line is something like knowledge being founded on a social coherence, which is an extension of internal individual coherence.