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    Testimony, deference and value

    Lillehammer, Hallvard (2021) Testimony, deference and value. In: Hannon, M. and de Ridder, J. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Political Epistemology. Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy. Abingdon, UK: Routledge. ISBN 9780367345907. (In Press)

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    The problem of deference in political epistemology is that of working out the extent to which some people should defer to others when making up their minds about what decisions should be made regarding institutional arrangements within a social domain such as the modern nation state. This chapter defends a qualified endorsement of epistemic deference in politics on the basis of an epistemic division of labor. It is argued that epistemic deference in politics is consistent with the values of authenticity; virtue; knowledge; understanding; responsibility; mutual justifiability; equal opportunity for influence, and a rational attitude towards risk and trust.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge.
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Hallvard Lillehammer
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2021 17:56
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:03


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