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How to Disagree about How to Disagree

Adam Elga

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/9780199226078.003.0008
How to Disagree about How to Disagree

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This chapter argues for the incoherence of unrestricted conciliatory views according to which one ought always to modify one's view in the direction of one's peer in cases of peer disagreement. It contends that such views face incoherence when applied to themselves, and goes on to defend a partly-conciliatory view, recommending conciliation on topics other than disagreement itself.

Keywords: peer disagreement; conciliation; self-undermining views; incoherence

Chapter.  4399 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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