Disagreements: from Theory to Practice
Disagreements: from Theory to Practice.
University of Tartu, March 11th -13th, 2020
- Daniel Cohnitz (Utrecht)
- Gurpreet Rattan (Toronto)
- Margit Sutrop (Tartu)
- Folke Tersman & Olle Risberg (Uppsala)
The theoretical aspects of disagreements in fields such as ontology, logic, epistemology, and ethics have already received extensive treatment in the philosophical literature. There are a plethora of views debated at an increased level of sophistication at a very high level of abstraction (e.g. conciliationist vs steadfast views in the epistemology of disagreement). What is much less discussed are the practical consequences of these theoretical models of disagreement. The conference “Disagreements: from Theory to Practice” aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice and inquire into the implications of theoretical positions for real-life disagreements.
The topics include but are not limited to the following:
- Value conflicts and how to resolve them
- Laypeople and disagreement among experts
- Disagreement and scientific consensus
- Metaethical disagreements
- Moral expertise and moral disagreement
- Introspective disagreements
- Practical implications of views in the epistemology of disagreement
- Practical implications of views in the metaphysics of disagreement
- Deep disagreements and practice
- Political disagreements
- Aesthetic disagreements
- Practical implications of moral disagreements to teaching ethics
The conference is a final event of the research project Disagreements: Philosophical Analysis (IUT20-5) financed by the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research and also by University of Tartu Faculty of Arts and Humanities. Conference is related to the Centre of Excellence in Estonian Studies (European Union, European Regional Development Fund).