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Debunking and Disagreement
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Philosophy.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4002-3007
2017 (English)In: Noûs, ISSN 0029-4624, E-ISSN 1468-0068, Vol. 51, no 4, p. 754-774Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A familiar way of supporting skeptical doubts about the beliefs in some area, such as ethics or religion, is to provide a “debunking” argument against them. Another, even more familiar, way is to appeal to the disagreement that occurs in the area. These types of challenge are often treated separately and there is not much overlap in the literature they have given rise to. Yet, as they pursue similar conclusions one might well wonder how they are related. Are they entirely independent or do they interact in non-trivial and interesting ways? The purpose of this paper is to argue that the latter is indeed the case and that appeals to disagreement have a crucial role to play in the debunking strategy.

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Wiley-Blackwell, 2017. Vol. 51, no 4, p. 754-774
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Moral disagreement, moral realism, evolutionary debunking arguments
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Philosophy
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Ethics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-269714DOI: 10.1111/nous.12135ISI: 000414712900005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-269714DiVA, id: diva2:885006
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Swedish Research Council, 2012-988Available from: 2015-12-17 Created: 2015-12-17 Last updated: 2019-03-22Bibliographically approved

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