Workshop on Disagreement in Inquiry
This workshop is supported by the programme Mobilitas Pluss project MOBTT45, “Expertise and Fundamental Controversy in Philosophy and Science”, and is related to Centre of Excellence in Estonian Studies (European Regional Development Fund) and research project IUT20-5 (Estonian Ministry of Education and Research).
Title: Workshop on Disagreement in Inquiry
Time: December 8th, 2018
Place: Jakobi 2-336, University of Tartu
Organised by Bryan Frances (University of Tartu) and Margot Strohminger (University of Oxford)
Recent years have witnessed a flourishing of interest in the philosophy of disagreement, especially within epistemology (see, e.g., Frances and Matheson 2018 for a survey). This workshop will explore a variety of issues about disagreement including the underlying nature of disagreement and its implications for ethics and law. Topics to be addressed will include:
- Is disagreement among attitudes other than belief possible?
- How should we characterize the notion of an ‘epistemic peer’?
- Is there something distinctive about philosophical disagreement?
- How can the epistemology of disagreement help us to understand conflicting testimony in legal proceedings?
For further details please consult the program. In case of any other questions, please contact the organizers (bryan.frances [ät] yahoo.com, margotfs [ät] gmail.com).