Changing our mind

Pettigrove, G. (2016) Changing our mind. In: Brady, M. S. and Fricker, M. (eds.) The Epistemic Life of Groups. Series: Mind Association occasional series. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 111-130. ISBN 9780198759645 (doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198759645.003.0007)

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If groups are to prove capable of possessing and increasing their knowledge, then they will need to be capable of revising their beliefs. While the nature of collective knowledge has begun to receive more attention in recent years, surprisingly little work has been done on the process of belief revision that makes it possible. And that which has been done has focused on a very particular kind of community and a very particular kind of knowledge, namely the scientific community and scientific knowledge. This paper aims to extend the analysis of collective belief revision to a different sort of community and a different sort of knowledge, namely, moral communities and moral knowledge. The chapter will suggest that, whatever one’s preferred account of what groups know, we need a richer account of belief revision to support it than has been offered thus far. And it will propose one such alternative

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Pettigrove, Professor Glen
Authors: Pettigrove, G.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Philosophy
Publisher:Oxford University Press
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