A Puzzle About the Agnostic Response to Peer Disagreement

Philosophia 41 (4):1253-1261 (2013)

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Michele Palmira
University of Barcelona
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The paper argues that the view to the effect that one should suspend judgment in the face of a disagreement with a recognised epistemic peer results in a puzzle when applied to disagreements in which one party is agnostic. The puzzle is this: either the agnostic party retains her suspension of judgment, or she suspends it. The former option is discarded by proponents of the agnostic response; the latter leads the agnostic response to undermine itself
Keywords Agnosticism  Disagreement  Epistemic peerage  Rationality
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