CFP: Disagreements: from Theory to Practice

Submission deadline: February 2, 2020

Conference date(s):
March 11, 2020 - March 13, 2020

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Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy, University of Tartu
Tartu, Estonia

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Disagreements: from Theory to Practice

University of Tartu, March 11th -13th, 2020

The theoretical aspects of disagreements in fields such as ontology, logic, epistemology, and ethics have already received extensive treatment in the philosophical literature. There is a plethora of views debated at an increased level of sophistication at a very high level of abstraction (e.g. conciliationist vs steadfast views in the epistemology of disagreement). What is much less discussed are the practical consequences of these theoretical models of disagreement. The conference “Disagreements: from Theory to Practice” aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice and inquire into the implications of theoretical positions for real life disagreements.

We welcome abstracts on this broad theme. Possible presentation topics include but are not limited to the following:

• Value conflicts and how to resolve them
• Laypeople and disagreement among experts
• Disagreement and scientific consensus
• Metaethical disagreements
• Moral expertise and moral disagreement
• Introspective disagreements
• Practical implications of views in the epistemology of disagreement
• Practical implications of views in the metaphysics of disagreement
• Deep disagreements and practice
• Political disagreements
• Aesthetic disagreements
• Practical implications of moral disagreements to teaching ethics

Abstracts should not be longer than 500 words and be prepared for blind review. The (extended) submission deadline for abstracts is February 2nd. The abstracts should be submitted to the following email address: [email protected]

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