Disagreement and Epistemic Agency

  • Ethan BRAUER (Speaker)

Activity: Talks or PresentationsPublic Lecture


The problem of peer disagreement is to explain how you should respond when you and a peer have the same evidence bearing on some proposition P and are equally competent epistemic agents, yet have reached opposite conclusions about P. According to the popular conciliationist views, when you discover that you and an epistemic peer disagree about P, you should temper your confidence in P. I will argue that work on peer disagreement has thus far failed to account for the significance of epistemic agency in cases of disagreement, and that when we do so new problems arise for conciliationism.
Period15 Oct 2020
Held atDepartment of Philosophy