Disagreement within Philosophy

October 10, 2018 - October 12, 2018
"Tagungsraum" of the International Centre for Philosophy, Universität Bonn

"Tagungsraum" of the International Centre for Philosophy
Poppelsdorfer Allee 28
Bonn 53113
Germany

Sponsor(s):

  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
  • Univeristy of Cologne
  • Concept Research Group

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University of Cologne
Fordham University
Universität Bonn
University of Cologne
University of Groningen
University of Cologne
Universität Bonn
University of Tartu
Northwestern University
University of Cologne
University of Amsterdam
University of Helsinki
University of North Florida
University of Leeds
Universidade de Lisboa

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University of Cologne
University of Cologne
Universität Bonn
University of Cologne
Universität Bonn
University of Cologne

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This workshop will explore the impact that ubiquitous disagreement has within different areas of philosophical research. In particular, by bringing together philosophers from different areas — such as epistemology, metaethics, the philosophies of language and logic — we aim at exploring, among other things, the following issues:

  • What is, in general, the theoretical role that disagreement plays in these areas?
  • Should we derive general skeptical conclusions from ubiquitous disagreement in philosophy or are more permissive responses viable?
  • What are plausible explanations of widespread disagreement in many areas of philosophy?
  • Can disagreement be used as a sort of litmus paper to explore normative questions in these areas? (E.g. can the degree of robustness and resilience of disagreement in an area be a guide to what kind of norms govern judgements in that area?)
  • In the light of recent discussion on the very notion of disagreement, what can the occurrence of disagreement in a given area teach us about the nature of the subject matter?

This will be the third and last international workshop of the DFG-funded project “Disagreement in Philosophy: Semantic and Epistemic Foundations” hosted by the Universities of Bonn and Cologne.

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October 9, 2018, 9:00am CET

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