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The Epistemology of Disagreement

Ernest Sosa

in Social Epistemology

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780199577477
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191595189 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577477.003.0014
The Epistemology of Disagreement

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This chapter takes up one main question: When and how can a belief be sustained reasonably in the face of known disagreement? The answer to this question will depend on our prospects for sustaining cherished opinions in fields where controversy abounds, such as religion, politics, history, morality, art, philosophy, and even medicine and the law.

Keywords: controversy; disagreement in belief; reasonable retention; belief

Chapter.  10824 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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