Believing the Word: A Proposal About Knowing Other Persons

Faith and Philosophy 13 (1):78-90 (1996)

Abstract

Our concept of knowing of other persons ought to include respect for them. Since respect implies considering whether what they say is true, I propose that believing others’ words is a necessary condition of knowing them. I explore the contribution such belief makes to knowledge of other persons, as well as some surprising but welcome implications, including theological consequences.

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Phillip Cary
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Respect.Robin S. Dillon - 2018 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

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