This book brings together philosophers to investigate the nature and normativity of group disagreement. Debates in the epistemology of disagreement have mainly been concerned with idealized cases of peer disagreement between individuals. However, most real-life disagreements are complex and often take place within and between groups. Ascribing views, beliefs, and judgments to groups is a common phenomenon that is well researched in the literature on the ontology and epistemology of groups. The chapters in this volume seek to connect these literatures and to explore both intra- and inter- group disagreements. They apply their discussions to a range of political, religious, social, and scientific issues. The Epistemology of Group Disagreement is an important resource for students and scholars working on social and applied epistemology; disagreement; and topics at the intersection of epistemology, ethics, and politics.

chapter 1|8 pages

The Epistemology of Group Disagreement

An Introduction
ByFernando Broncano-Berrocal, J. Adam Carter

chapter 2|37 pages

Deliberation and Group Disagreement

ByFernando Broncano-Berrocal, J. Adam Carter

chapter 3|22 pages

Disagreement within Rational Collective Agents

ByJavier González de Prado Salas, Xavier de Donato-Rodríguez

chapter 4|22 pages

When Conciliation Frustrates the Epistemic Priorities of Groups

ByMattias Skipper, Asbjørn Steglich-Petersen

chapter 5|13 pages

Intra-Group Disagreement and Conciliationism

ByNathan Sheff

chapter 6|22 pages

Bucking the Trend

The Puzzle of Individual Dissent in Contexts of Collective Inquiry
BySimon Barker

chapter 7|14 pages

Gender, Race, and Group Disagreement

ByMartin Miragoli, Mona Simion

chapter 8|24 pages

Disagreement and Epistemic Injustice from a Communal Perspective

ByMikkel Gerken

chapter 9|21 pages

Group Disagreement in Science

ByKristina Rolin

chapter 10|27 pages

Disagreement in a Group

Aggregation, Respect for Evidence, and Synergy
ByAnna-Maria Asunta Eder

chapter 11|19 pages

Why Bayesian Agents Polarize

ByErik J. Olsson

chapter 12|29 pages

The Mirage of Individual Disagreement

Groups Are All that Stand between Humanity and Epistemic Excellence
ByMaura Priest

chapter 13|22 pages

A Plea for Complexity

The Normative Assessment of Groups’ Responses to Testimony
ByNikolaj Nottelmann