Should We Believe Philosophical Claims on Testimony?

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This paper considers whether we should believe philosophical claims on the basis of testimony in light of related debates about aesthetic and moral testimony. It is argued that we should not believe philosophical claims on testimony, and different explanations of why we should not are considered. It is suggested that the reason why we should not believe philosophical claims on testimony might be that philosophy is not truth-directed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-125
JournalProceedings of the Aristotelian Society
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019

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