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Perception and Testimony as Data Providers

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  • Luciano Floridi
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Original languageEnglish
JournalLogique et Analyse
Volume57
Issue226
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Abstract

Assuming that the sceptical challenge might be either bypassed or answered, this still leaves unspecified how high-quality information about the external world is acquired. In this paper, I will argue that, if knowledge is accounted information, then when we apply this definition to the analysis of perceptual knowledge and knowledge by testimony (the only two sources of information about the external world), the result is that both qualify as data providers.

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