CSS colloquium: Anna Daria Drozdzowicz, CSS

On how we can assess whether to trust what others tell us - the ordinary case and the case of experts

2018.01.17 | Randi Mosegaard

Date Wed 21 Feb
Time 14:15 15:45
Location Aud D4 (1531-219)

Humans largely depend on linguistic communication. How can we assess whether to trust what others tell us? It has been argued that hearers have a set of cognitive mechanisms responsible for assessing the risk of being misinformed by speakers (Sperber et al., 2010: Sperber, 2013; Mazzarella, 2016). In this talk I argue that the above proposal has important consequences for our conception of testimony acquired through ordinary cases of communication and show how it can inform our conception of testimony acquired from experts.

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