SOPhiA 2018

Salzburgiense Concilium Omnibus Philosophis Analyticis

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Programme - Talk

Peer Disagreement and Philosophical Commitment
(Plenary Lecture, English, Location: HS E.002)

The fact of endemic peer disagreement in philosophy -- and, more importantly, the degree of choice we have between equally reasonable options we have between different methodological principles that often generates such disagreement -- leads inevitably, I claim, to scepticism about many, indeed perhaps most, substantive philosophical theses. Where does this leave us, as working philosophers? What kind of epistemic (or other) attitude to philosophical claims does such scepticism permit, and what role does argument -- the bread and butter of philosophical discourse -- have to play, given that justified belief is not a viable aim for us to aspire to?

Chair: Pascale Lötscher
Time: 10:15-11:45, 12 September 2018 (Wednesday)
Location: HS E.002

Helen Beebee 
(University of Manchester , UK)

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