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Peer Disagreement and Higher‐Order Evidence

Thomas Kelly

in Disagreement

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780199226078
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191594236 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226078.003.0007
Peer Disagreement and Higher‐Order Evidence

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This chapter distinguishes and assesses a set of views about the rational response to peer disagreement. It raises a series of objections to views according to which one should assign ‘equal weight’ to one's own view and the views of those with which one disagrees. It concludes by defending ‘The Total Evidence View’, according to which what one is justified in believing in cases of peer disagreement depends upon what is supported by one's total evidence.

Keywords: peer disagreement; higher order evidence; equal weight view; total evidence; justification

Chapter.  27727 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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