Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/204303
Title:
Why We Disagree and Why It Matters
Author:
Ballantyne, W Nathan
Issue Date:
2011
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Embargo:
Embargo: Release after 5/8/2013
Abstract:
This dissertation investigates whether controversial beliefs concerning a range of topics can be rational or reasonable. It proceeds by developing a series of challenges to the putative rationality of belief in such topics. In chapter 1, the project is introduced and motivated. Several challenges are set out in chapters 2-5. Finally, a thought behind one solution to these challenges is examined in chapter 6.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Controversy; Disagreement; Evidence; Rationality; Skepticism
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Philosophy
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Cohen, Stewart

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleWhy We Disagree and Why It Mattersen_US
dc.creatorBallantyne, W Nathanen_US
dc.contributor.authorBallantyne, W Nathanen_US
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.releaseEmbargo: Release after 5/8/2013en_US
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation investigates whether controversial beliefs concerning a range of topics can be rational or reasonable. It proceeds by developing a series of challenges to the putative rationality of belief in such topics. In chapter 1, the project is introduced and motivated. Several challenges are set out in chapters 2-5. Finally, a thought behind one solution to these challenges is examined in chapter 6.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectControversyen_US
dc.subjectDisagreementen_US
dc.subjectEvidenceen_US
dc.subjectRationalityen_US
dc.subjectSkepticismen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePhilosophyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorCohen, Stewarten_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHorgan, Terryen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLehrer, Keithen_US
dc.identifier.proquest11556-
dc.identifier.oclc752261419-
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