Information, veridicality, and inferential knowledge

Nir Fresco, Patrick McGivern, Aditya Ghose

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-75
Number of pages15
JournalAmerican Philosophical Quarterly
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy


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