This work package will develop a knowledge-first view of justified group belief. The hypothesis under investigation is that groups are social epistemic agents, and group belief that falls short of knowledge is an instance of failure in epistemic function fulfilment. When, however, it is acquired via a properly functioning epistemic process that has the function of generating knowledge, the belief in question is justified even if not knowledgeable.
Simion, M. Forthcoming. Review of Jennifer Lackey The Epistemology of Groups, OUP 2021. Philosophical Review.
Simion, M., Carter, J.A., and Kelp, C. Forthcoming. On Behalf of Knowledge-First Collective Epistemology. Doxastic and Propositional Warrant, Paul Silva and Luis Oliveira (eds.), London: Routledge.