Disagreement and the division of epistemic labor

  title={Disagreement and the division of epistemic labor},
  author={Bj{\o}rn G. Hallsson and K. Kappel},
  • Bjørn G. Hallsson, K. Kappel
  • Published 2018
  • Sociology, Computer Science
  • Synthese
  • In this article we discuss what we call the deliberative division of epistemic labor. We present evidence that the human tendency to engage in motivated reasoning in defense of our beliefs can facilitate the occurrence of divisions of epistemic labor in deliberations among people who disagree. We further present evidence that these divisions of epistemic labor tend to promote beliefs that are better supported by the evidence. We show that promotion of these epistemic benefits stands in tension… CONTINUE READING
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