Palgrave Innovations in Philosophy

The Epistemic Significance of Disagreement

Authors: Matheson, J.

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Discovering someone disagrees with you is a common occurrence. The question of epistemic significance of disagreement concerns how discovering that another disagrees with you affects the rationality of your beliefs on that topic. This book examines the answers that have been proposed to this question, and presents and defends its own answer.

About the authors

Jonathan Matheson is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Florida. He works mainly in epistemology, and has published articles in Philosophical Studies, Episteme, and Social Epistemology among others, and is the co-editor (with Rico VItz) of The Ethics of Belief: Individual and Social.

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“Matheson has provided us with an excellent overview of some of the most prominent positions and arguments in the literature so far. Matheson’s discussion is clear and organized thematically in a way that makes it well suited as an introductory text on the epistemology of disagreement. Matheson’s book is not only intended to provide an overview of the existing debate about disagreement, it is also meant to contribute to that debate by mounting a systematic defence of a conciliatory view … .” (Finnur Dellsén, Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 67 (269), October, 2017)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Matheson, Jonathan

    Pages 1-18

  • Idealized Disagreement

    Matheson, Jonathan

    Pages 19-34

  • Steadfast Views of Disagreement

    Matheson, Jonathan

    Pages 35-64

  • Conciliatory Views of Disagreement and the Equal Weight View

    Matheson, Jonathan

    Pages 65-83

  • Objections to the Equal Weight View

    Matheson, Jonathan

    Pages 84-112

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Epistemic Significance of Disagreement
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Innovations in Philosophy
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-40090-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137400901
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-40089-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-48622-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 190
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