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Why You Should Not Believe The Conclusion of This Talk

David Christensen
Professor of Philosophy at Brown University

Friday, November 9th
4:30 PM
Papazian 324

David Christensen Professor of Philosophy at Brown University will talk about the epistemology of disagreement. How should one react to the fact that so many of one's beliefs about controversial topics (in politics, economics, or philosophy, for example) are denied by others-others who would seem to be just as smart, honest, well educated, etc. as oneself? I'll argue that many philosophers should be far less confident of their philosophical positions than they often seem to be. Sadly, various smart, honest, well-educated philosophers seem to reject this view.