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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSocial Epistemology
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191595189
ISBN (Print)9780199577477
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Philosophy
  • Social Sciences(all)


  • Belief
  • Controversy
  • Disagreement in belief
  • Reasonable retention

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