This work package develops a novel, knowledge-first framework for the epistemology of testimony, together with a novel account of testimonial justification. The key hypothesis is that, because testimonial exchanges have the function of generating knowledge in hearers, hearers are by default justified in trusting a speaker’s claim (absent defeaters). 


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  • Simion, M. and Kelp, C. Forthcoming. A Social Epistemology of Assertion. Oxford Handbook of Social Epistemology, Lackey J. and McGlynn A. (Eds.). Oxford University Press.

  • Simion, M. Forthcoming. Talking to Social Robots. Communication with AI: Philosophical Perspectives, (Cappelen, H. and Sterken, R), Oxford University Press.

  • Simion, M. Forthcoming. Girl-Technology, Social Knowledge, and Defeat. In Feminist Philosophy and Emerging Technologies, Eds. Edwards, M. and Palermos, O., Routledge.