May
24

Subjective rationality, epistemic virtues, and epistemic blameworthiness

Rationally irresolvable disagreement arises if two subjectively rational parties, who follow their own standards of rationality and evidence, cannot reach agreement because of their different beliefs about evidence and rationality. In this paper, I will discuss the normative dimension of subjective rationality and rationally irresolvable disagreement. Which epistemic virtues and which epistemic vices are attributable to subjectively rational persons, who follow their own standards of evidence and rationality but fail to be objectively rational, and in which sense are these subjectively rational persons epistemically blameworthy for maintaining their false views in cases of rationally irresolvable disagreement