Veridicality, and Inferential Knowledge
by Nir Fresco, Patrick McGivern, and Aditya Ghose
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.