Peer Disagreement and Higher-Order Evidence

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This chapter distinguishes and assesses a set of views about the rational response to peer disagreement. It raises a series of objections to views according to which one should assign 'equal weight' to one's own view and the views of those with which one disagrees. It concludes by defending 'The Total Evidence View', according to which what one is justified in believing in cases of peer disagreement depends upon what is supported by one's total evidence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDisagreement
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191594236
ISBN (Print)9780199226078
StatePublished - Aug 5 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities


  • Equal weight view
  • Higher order evidence
  • Justification
  • Peer disagreement
  • Total evidence


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