Testimony, knowledge, and epistemic goals

Steven Reynolds

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Various considerations are adduced to show that we require that a testifier know her testimony. Such a requirement apparently improves testimony. It is argued that the aim of improving testimony explains why we have and use our concept of knowledge. If we were to introduce a term of praise for testimony, using it at first to praise testimony that apparently helped us in our practical projects, it would come to be used as we now use the word "know".

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-161
Number of pages23
JournalPhilosophical Studies
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy


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