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The Exchange of Words: Speech, Testimony, and Intersubjectivity

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2020.02.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Richard Moran, The Exchange of Words: Speech, Testimony, and Intersubjectivity, Oxford University Press, 2018, 233pp., $105.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780190873325. Reviewed by Peter J. Graham, University of California, Riverside Sang-Hee just told me the store closes early tonight. I believe her and adjust my plans accordingly. What is it for her to tell me that? And what is it for me to believe her when she does? Furthermore, why do I acquire a good, sufficient reason to believe that the store closes early from believing Sang-Hee? Why do we learn -- acquire knowledge -- from believing what someone tells us? Richard Moran's book addresses these questions. Moran's book has seven chapters, three previously published, including his well-known essay "Getting Told and Being Believed." In the preface, Moran says when incorporating these three that he has "tried to keep changes to a minimum while at the same time eliminating repetition across... Read More

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