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ELAI: “Deep Disagreement and Meta-Arguments for Non-Engagement” with Scott Aikin (Vanderbilt)

October 2, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Date: October 2, 2023, 11:00 am EDT

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Speaker: Scott Aikin, Vanderbilt University Title: Deep Disagreement and Meta-Arguments for Non-Engagement Abstract: Deep disagreements are marked by the fact that methods for argumentative resolution are as controversial as the items at issue. This makes them sites of conflicted deliberations on whether one should continue argument. Meta-arguments are arguments about arguments, and meta-arguments that participants should not argumentatively engage in cases of deep disagreement come in four forms: from sincerity requirements, from meta-evidential considerations, from harm-reduction objectives, and from epistometric management. Each of these arguments have troubling complications, and the broad Millian case for engagement may look more plausible in light of them.


October 2, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:


Ethical Limits of Academic Inquiry
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