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dc.contributor.authorBrown, Jessica A.
dc.identifier.citationBrown , J A 2023 , ' Lackey on group justified belief and evidence ' , Asian Journal of Philosophy , vol. 2 , 36 .
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dc.descriptionFunding: Thanks to the Leverhulme Trust for a Major Research Fellowship which enabled the author to complete this article.en
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, I examine one central strand of Lackey’s The Epistemology of Groups, namely her account of group justified belief, and the puzzle cases she uses to develop it. Her puzzle cases involve a group of museum guards most of whom justifiably believe a certain claim but do so on different bases. Consideration of these cases leads her to hold that a group justifiably believes that p if and only if 1) a significant proportion of its operative members a) justifiably believe that p on b) bases that are consistent when combined and 2) the total evidence which members of the group do and should have had sufficiently supports that p. I question her judgement about these cases and condition 2, by examining the nature of group evidence as well as “transmission” principles governing the relationship between the epistemic standing of members of a group and the group itself.
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dc.subjectGroup epistemologyen
dc.subjectGroup justified beliefen
dc.subjectGroup evidenceen
dc.subjectBD Speculative Philosophyen
dc.titleLackey on group justified belief and evidenceen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.sponsorThe Leverhulme Trusten
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Philosophyen
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