Truman Faculty Forum Talk by Dr. Mohler on October 3

Truman Faculty Forum Talk by Dr. Mohler on October 3

Truman Faculty Forum Talk by Dr. Mohler on October 3

September 28, 2012

 

If you can’t trust your friends… :
what to believe when your peers disagree with you

Chad Mohler
Professor of Philosophy and Religion

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 7:00pm
In the Student Union Building, Georgian Room B

Factual disagreements with people whose opinion we value are regular occurrences in the course of daily life.  Should we change our beliefs when they come into conflict with those whose skill and judgement we respect?  On the one hand, we might worry that moving away from our own beliefs makes us wishy-washy. On the other hand, it looks like our respect for others’ ability to judge some matters requires some sort of deference to their points of view.  This talk will consider the question of what to believe in the face of disagreement with those whose judgment we value. We’ll try to clarify the consequences of taking various positions on this important question in epistemology.

 

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