Group peer disagreement

Carter, J. A. (2016) Group peer disagreement. Ratio, 29(1), pp. 11-28. (doi: 10.1111/rati.12077)

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A popular view in mainstream social epistemology maintains that, in the face of a revealed peer disagreement over p, neither party should remain just as confident vis-a-vis p as she initially was. This ‘conciliatory’ insight has been defended with regard to individual epistemic peers. However, to the extent that (non-summativist) groups are candidates for group knowledge and beliefs, we should expect groups (no less than individuals) to be in the market for disagreements. The aim here will be to carve out and explore an extension of the conciliatory insight from individual peer disagreement to group peer disagreement; in doing so, I’ll raise and address three key problems that face any plausible defence of such a constraint.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This article was written as part of the AHRC-funded ‘Extended Knowledge’ (#AH/J011908/1) research project that is hosted by the University of Edinburgh’s Eidyn research centre.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Carter, Dr J Adam
Authors: Carter, J. A.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Philosophy
Journal Name:Ratio
ISSN (Online):1467-9329
Published Online:11 September 2014
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 John Wiley and Sons Ltd
First Published:First published in Ratio 29(1): 11-28
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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