[SydPhil] Notification: Brian Hedden @ Thu 25 Aug 2016 15:00 - 16:30 (Current Projects)

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Title: Brian Hedden

Title: Reasons, Coherence, and Group Rationality

What beliefs ought a group to have? A widespread presupposition is that  
group-level beliefs should be a function of the beliefs of the group's  
members. A host of impossibility theorems show that no such aggregation  
function can satisfy intuitively attractive constraints while ensuring  
coherent group-level beliefs. I argue that this presupposition is false.  
Group-level beliefs should be a function of group-level evidence, not  
individual-level beliefs. This allows for a theory of group rationality  
that (i) bypasses a host of pessimistic results in the literature on  
judgment aggregation and (ii) treats rational individual-level attitudes  
and rational group-level attitudes in parallel.
When: Thu 25 Aug 2016 15:00 – 16:30 Eastern Time - Melbourne, Sydney
Calendar: Current Projects
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