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Single Idea 10330

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

Full Idea

It can be argued that testimony is non-reductive because it relies on the fact that whatever is intelligible is likely to come from a rational source, and that rational sources, by their very nature, tend towards the truth.

Gist of Idea

A foundation is what is intelligible, hence from a rational source, and tending towards truth


Martin Kusch (Knowledge by Agreement [2002], Ch. 4 n7)

Book Reference

Kusch,Martin: 'Knowledge by Agreement' [OUP 2004], p.37

A Reaction

[He cites Tyler Burge 1993, 1997] If this makes testimony non-reductive, how would one assess whether the testimony is 'intelligible'?