OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Disagreement

ISBN : 9780199226085

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¥6,853
Author: 
Richard Feldman; Ted A. Warfield
Pages
304 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
157 x 234 mm
Pub date
Aug 2010
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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.

Index: 

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

About the author: 

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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