Thursday, December 3, 2009

What exactly is a Modest Witness?

According to Simon and Schaffer, Boyle's experiments have to be first, disseminable, second, repeatable and third, ... something...

As for the requirements of the modest witness, he/she has to be, most importantly, unbiased... but what else makes a person a modest witness?


  1. Come on, David, I know you can squeeze out a third or fourth sentence here. : )

  2. Well, sure. It's the difference why we can't really consider the governess as a modest witness, yet we can do for Cassandra. Aren't they basically in the same position: writing through their experiences? What is it that gives Cassandra the credibility that the governess doesn't have? What makes her the modest witness and others not?


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