Philosophy and disagreement

Critica 43 (127):3-25 (2011)

Authors
Brian Ribeiro
University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Abstract
Disagreement as we find it in both the history and the contemporary practice of philosophy is an inadequately understood phenomenon. In this paper I outline and motivate the problem of disagreement, arguing that "hard cases" of disagreement confront us with an unresolved, and seemingly unresolvable, challenge to the rationality of philosophical discourse, thereby raising the specter of a worri-some form of metaphilosophical skepticism. A variety of responses and attempted evasions are considered, though none are found to be particularly satisfying: Thus, the specter remains unexorcised. El desacuerdo que encontramos tanto en la historia como en la práctica contemporánea de la filosofía es un fenómeno mal entendido. En este trabajo hago un esbozo y aduzco los motivos del problema del desacuerdo, argumentando que los "casos difíciles" de desacuerdo nos confrontan con un problema sin resolver y al parecer sin posibilidad de resolverse, que pone en duda la racionalidad del discurso filosófico, y con lo cual surge el espectro de una preocupante forma de escepticismo metafilosófico. Examino varias respuestas y tentativas de evasiones, aunque ninguna de ellas es particularmente satisfactoria. Así, el espectro sigue sin ser exorcizado.
Keywords disagreement  consensus  metaphilosophy  skepticism
Categories (categorize this paper)
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 41,650
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

What is Philosophy?M. Munro - 2012 - Brooklyn,NY, USA: punctum books.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Disagreement Without Error.Torfinn Thomesen Huvenes - 2014 - Erkenntnis 79 (S1):143-154.
Disagreement.Graham Oppy - 2010 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 68 (1-3):183-199.
Moral Disagreement and Moral Skepticism.Katia Vavova - 2014 - Philosophical Perspectives 28 (1):302-333.
The Scientific and the Ethical1: Bernard Williams.Bernard Williams - 1984 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 17:209-228.
Towards a Philosophy of Radical Disagreement: A MacIntyrean Approach.Paul A. Chambers - 2012 - Journal for Peace and Justice Studies 22 (1):74-101.
Philosophical Peer Disagreement.Nicolás Lo Guercio - 2012 - Logos and Episteme 3 (3):459-467.
Trading in Values: Disagreement and Rationality in Teaching.Kristin Schaupp - 2015 - American Association of Philosophy Teachers Studies in Pedagogy 1:111-128.
Disagreement, Religious.John Pittard - 2015 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2011-11-14

Total views
177 ( #39,658 of 2,250,022 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
6 ( #311,016 of 2,250,022 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature