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Information, veridicality, and inferential knowledge

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Is information always true? According to some authors, including Dretske, Grice, Barwise, and recently, Floridi, who has defended the Veridicality Thesis, the answer is positive. For, on Floridi's view, there is an intimate relation between information and knowledge, which is always true. It is argued in this article that information used in inferential knowledge can, nevertheless, be false, thereby showing that the Veridicality Thesis is false.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Fresco, N., McGivern, P. & Ghose, A. (2017). Information, veridicality, and inferential knowledge. American Philosophical Quarterly, 54 (1), 61-75.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85013392355

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/2994

Number Of Pages


  • 14

Start Page


  • 61

End Page


  • 75

Volume


  • 54

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • Is information always true? According to some authors, including Dretske, Grice, Barwise, and recently, Floridi, who has defended the Veridicality Thesis, the answer is positive. For, on Floridi's view, there is an intimate relation between information and knowledge, which is always true. It is argued in this article that information used in inferential knowledge can, nevertheless, be false, thereby showing that the Veridicality Thesis is false.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Fresco, N., McGivern, P. & Ghose, A. (2017). Information, veridicality, and inferential knowledge. American Philosophical Quarterly, 54 (1), 61-75.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85013392355

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/2994

Number Of Pages


  • 14

Start Page


  • 61

End Page


  • 75

Volume


  • 54

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • United States