The Epistemic Significance of Disagreements, is a great title, but what does it mean? In this episode, Dr. Matheson’s explains the challenges opposing arguments pose to our beliefs. He recommends living with uncertainty and humility because from that precarious perch, the belief that truth exists and is discoverable can coexist alongside the limits of knowledge and insights. Confounding, countervailing information, in Jon’s argument, is not a defeater but a powerful ally in the quest for correctness. This is no dismissive “Alternative Facts” move, or politically correct tolerance. This archeological dig for truth reveals layer after layer of insights and data, but does not promise to unearth a “Goblet of All Knowledge. Still, he argues it is worthwhile work. Check it out and let us know what you think.
The Epistemic Significance of Disagreement
by Jonathan Matheson