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Voicing Dissent: The Ethics and Epistemology of Making Disagreement Public

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2018.05.30 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Casey Rebecca Johnson (ed.), Voicing Dissent: The Ethics and Epistemology of Making Disagreement Public, Routledge, 2018, 199 pp., $140.00, ISBN 9781138744288. Reviewed by Scott Aikin, Vanderbilt University This is a well-considered and lively collection of essays on the norms bearing on public disagreement. After the fall of 2016, with Brexit having passed in England and Donald Trump elected President of the United States, the question of what role protest and dissent plays in properly run public discourse became a pressing question for many academics. This book, then, is particularly timely. The philosophically significant questions orienting the collection, reviewed in Johnson's very helpful introduction, are: what counts as a disagreement, and what norms bear on us when we discover that we disagree? Are we obligated to be publically on-record about not accepting some claim or decision when we disagree?. . .

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