Skepticism and Social Epistemology
Education Building, Room 570
Abba Khoushy Ave 199
- Zefat Academic College, Department of Community Information Systems
- Psyphas Program in Psychology and Philosophy, University of Haifa
- Dept. of Philosophy, University of Haifa
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Although skepticism is a central theme in epistemology, skepticism is rarely dealt with in social epistemology. A rarely challenged assumption in the epistemology of testimony is that subjects normally acquire knowledge and justified belief from the testimony of others. However, even if we can gain knowledge from non-testimonial sources, such as perception and inference, there might be special reasons why we cannot get knowledge or justified belief from testimony. Our increasing reliance on technologically and algorithmically mediated testimonies and phenomena such as fake news may also cast doubts on our possibility of getting testimonial knowledge in general or specific cases. This workshop addresses various skeptical challanges to knowledge from social sources.
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April 6, 2019, 9:00am IST