Polarisation, Arrogance, and Dogmatism: Philosophical Perspectives

1st Edition

Alessandra Tanesini, Michael P. Lynch

July 15, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 288 Pages - 4 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367260859 - CAT# 308114

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Polarisation, intransigence and dogmatism in political and moral debate have in recent years threatened to overwhelm many Western-style democracies, where for centuries reasoned argument has been a hallmark feature of tackling disagreement. For many people, this marks a worrying deterioration in the moral and political climate, threatening to create a divisive environment of "us" versus "them".

In this superb collection a team of international contributors examine these pressing issues from a philosophical perspective. Topics explored include: the problem of "deep disagreements"; martial conceptions of argumentation and the motivation to argue to win; epistemic egocentrism; intellectual trust; bullshit and dogmatism, intellectual humility and the internet; epistemic and 'tribal' arrogance and authoritarianism; empathy and polarisation; epistemic rights violations.

Polarisation, Arrogance, and Dogmatism: Philosophical Perspectives will be of great interest to researchers in political philosophy, applied and social epistemology, ethics and feminist philosophy, as well as those working in politics, and sociology.

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