Philosophy Colloquium
Regina Rini
York University
Moral Disagreement is Special

Much of the literature on moral disagreement is framed entirely in epistemic terms. I argue that this framing is misleading, as moral disagreement is unlike peer disagreement in other epistemic domains. I defend the claim that disagreement with actual peers gives us reason to reduce confidence in disputed moral beliefs, but not for epistemic reasons. Rather, we have moral reason to do so. Reducing confidence in this way is morally required by recognition respect for the agency of the peer with whom we disagree.

Friday, February 5, 2021