Persistent Philosophical Disagreement

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Abstract

According to some philosophers, there are two awkward facts about philosophy. First, no philosophical problems have been solved; second, philosophers cannot agree about anything beyond that. The contrast with the natural sciences is then evident: many scientific problems have been solved and there is appreciable agreement between scientists in scientific matters. But whatever we happen to think about the extent of progress and agreement in philosophy compared with science, the main issue is: to the extent that there is persistent disagreement in philosophy, what would explain it?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-40
JournalProceedings of the Aristotelean Society
Volume117
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Apr 2017

Keywords

  • disagreement
  • Argument

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