Abstract for Rachel Fraser’s talk

Narrative Epistemology

Testimony frequently takes the form of a narrative or story. But it is not clear what is involved in a hearer’s believing a story. In this talk, I distinguish between deflationary and inflationary views of narrative. Where the former assimilates an agent’s believing a story to their believing certain propositions, the latter resists this assimilation. I present three arguments in favour of the inflationary view.