Social and Applied Epistemology Series: Sandford Goldberg (Northwestern)

Department: Philosophy

Date and Time: February 1, 2018 | 12:00 PM-1:30 PM

Event Location: HG 1010

Event Details

Title: "Understanding the Speaker's Expectation of Trust"

There are ways of responding to what one is told whereby one wrongs (or does an injustice to) the speaker.  This motivates the idea that a speaker is entitled to expect that her say-so not be responded to in those ways.  After arguing that none of the recent attempts to account for this phenomenon are adequate, and I propose an alternative account.  The significance of the account on offer lies in the way it meshes the moral and pragmatic dimensions of the speech acts of telling and testifying with the epistemological dimension of testimony.

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