Assurance and disjunctivism

Duncan Pritchard

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In The Exchange of Words: Speech, Testimony, and Intersubjectivity, Richard Moran (2018) has produced arich, original, and through-provoking work. Given the book’s evident merits, it seems almost churlish to focus on criticisms, but simply enumerating points of praise does not make good copy.So let me jump right in and declare from the off that there is, it seems to me at any rate, a very odd theoretical lacuna in this otherwise meticulously argued piece of work. The lacuna relates to the positive account of epistemology of testimony that Moran is offering. While it’s very clear what he’s against in this regard, it isn’t at all transparent what he is in favour of, exactly. And yet a major selling point of the research programme that Moran is articulating is meant to be that it offers are configuration of traditional conceptions of the epistemology of testimony, which is why Moran’slack of candour in this regard is so puzzling.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)715-720
JournalPhilosophy and Phenomenological Research
Issue number3
Early online date25 May 2021
Publication statusPublished - May 2021


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