Disagreement, Recognition, and the Reach of Argumentative Debate
Trento | 6-8 June 2017
The aim of this conference is to advance our understanding of the epistemology of religious disagreement (RD), to explore the goals and prospects of argumentative debate in responding to RD, and to shed light on the intersections between current philosophical debates in the epistemology of RD and contemporary theories of recognition and toleration. Whereas the question of how pluralist societies can accommodate RD has been the topic of extensive research (e.g. in ethics, social theory, and political philosophy), the challenging question of how much room RD leaves for argumentative debate in its own right and terms has attracted much less attention. The conference will take a step towards remedying this situation. Moreover, it will pave the way for establishing a dialogue between current research in the epistemology of RD and contemporary work in theories of recognition and toleration.
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