Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics

The Epistemic Benefits of Disagreement

Authors: Lougheed, Kirk

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  • Discusses the variability in the nature and in the range of disagreements among peers
  • Offers a broader definition of epistemic peerhood that can accommodate cases of real-life worldview disagreement
  • Defends the idea that there are epistemic benefits to remaining steadfast in the face of disagreement within the context of inquiry
  • Answers a number of objections to the benefits to inquiry argument
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This book presents an original discussion and analysis of epistemic peer disagreement. It reviews a wide range of cases from the literature, and extends the definition of epistemic peerhood  with respect to the current one, to account for the actual variability found in real-world examples. The book offers a number of arguments supporting the variability in the nature and in the range of disagreements, and outlines the main benefits of disagreement among peers i.e. what the author calls the benefits to inquiry argument. 

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Epistemic Benefits of Disagreement
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics
Series Volume
51
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-34503-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-34503-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-34502-0
Series ISSN
2192-6255
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 126
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