Truman Faculty Forum Talk by Dr. Mohler on October 3September 28, 2012
If you can’t trust your friends… :
what to believe when your peers disagree with you
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.