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Disagreement is common: even informed, intelligent, and generally reasonable people often come to different conclusions when confronted with what seems to be the same evidence. Can the competing conclusions be reasonable? If not, what can we reasonably think about the situation? This volume examines the epistemology of disagreement. Philosophical questions about disagreement arise in various areas, notably politics, ethics, aesthetics, and the philosophy of
religion: but this will be the first book focusing on the general epistemic issues arising from informed disagreement. Ten leading philosophers offer specially written essays which together will offer a starting-point for future work on this topic.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 157 x 234 x 17mm | 455g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0199226083
  • 9780199226085
  • 643,130

Table of contents

Introduction ; 1. We're Right. They're Wrong. ; 2. Belief in the Face of Controversy ; 3. Persistent Disagreement ; 4. Rational Disagreement Defended ; 5. You Can't Trust a Philosopher ; 6. Peer Disagreement and Higher Order Evidence ; 7. How to Disagree About How to Disagree ; 8. Epistemic Relativism and Reasonable Disagreement ; 9. The Moral Evil Demons ; 10. Disputing about Taste
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Disagreement is set to be a key reference for all those deeply interested in this gripping topic. * Amir Dastmalchian, Religious Studies * All of the essays in this volume repay careful study. It is essential reading for those interested in epistemology. And inasmuch as disagreement is part and parcel of philosophy itself, we expect the book to make an impact in other sub-disciplines as well. * Nathan Ballantyne, Mind *
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About Richard Feldman

Richard Feldman is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Rochester

Ted A. Warfield is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame
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