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Bibliographic record number: 539705


Authors: Prijić - Samaržija, Snježana
Title: Trusting Experts: Trust, Testimony and Evidence
Source: Acta Histriae (1318-0185) 19 (2011), 1-2; 249-262
Paper type: article
Keywords: trust; testimony; experts; evidentialism; fundamental and derivative authority
The main aim of my paper is to analyse whether experts have a distinctive testimonial status in society, or whether an expert's testimony requires considerable epistemic deference (expertism). I will try to argue that no matter how reliable a speaker is, this cannot in itself make it rationally acceptable for a hearer to accept their report without assessment of their trustworthiness. However, I admit that standing policy about an expert's trustworthiness, and the social climate concerning experts, which includes sophisticates social constrains in terms of possibility that experts have deceived us systematically, makes a scenario of deceit incompetence seem far less probable. Consequently, I will conclude that evidential standards favour of expert's testimony are less demanded and that they are attainable for ordinary hearers.
Project / theme: 009-0091328-0943
Original language: ENG
Citation databases: Scopus
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