Martians and Meetings: Against Burge's Neo-Kantian Apriorism about Testimony

Philosophica 78 (2) (2006)
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Abstract

Burge proposes the Acceptance Principle"", which states that it is apriori that a hearer may properly accept what she is told in the absence of defeaters, since any giver of testimony is a rational agent, and as such one can presume she is a ""source of truth"". It is claimed that Burge's Principle is not intuitively compelling, so that a suasive, not merely an explanatory justification for it is needed.

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