The London Lectures: Miranda Fricker - Being Believed
We’re delighted to be teaming up with author and philosopher Julian Baggini and the Royal Institute of Philosophy to bring you The London Lectures—a series of wide-ranging talks by experts in the field of Social Epistemology.
How Do We Know? The Social Dimension of Knowledge
Knowledge is often thought of as something that we each individually have: something inside our own minds. But our knowledge depends on other people's testimony and expertise. And what we know depends on what our society makes it possible for us to know, either formally or informally, through social norms and practices that suppress some ideas and privilege others.
What is the value of being believed? The answer to this question has three aspects: the first concerns a basic kind of ethical-epistemic respect; the second concerns the inferential implications for changes to the hearer’s world view; and the third concerns the practical implications in terms of reasons for action.
Miranda Fricker is Presidential Professor of Philosophy at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Her main areas of research are Moral Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, and Social Epistemology.
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