Matthew A. Benton
Seattle Pacific University
Linda Zagzebski's "Epistemic Authority" (Oxford University Press, 2012) brings together issues in social epistemology with topics in moral and political philosophy as well as philosophy of religion. In this paper I criticize her discussion of self-trust and rationality, which sets up the main argument of the book; I consider how her view of authority relates to some issues of epistemic authority in testimony; and I raise some concerns about her treatment of religious epistemology and religious authority in particular.
Keywords epistemic authority  self-trust  epistemic reliance on others  testimony  religious epistemology
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DOI 10.24204/ejpr.v6i4.150
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