Deciding Together: A Procedural Solution to a Judgement Aggregation Dilemma Public Deposited

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  • March 19, 2019
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  • Addison, Jessica
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Philosophy
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  • This paper begins with a very general question about rational evaluability: what kinds of entities are rationally evaluable? I propose that, in addition to individuals, groups are rationally evaluable—that is, we can rightly call a group rational or irrational, and mean something other than that the individuals composing the group are rational or irrational. But there are some hurdles to such evaluations that do not arise in individual cases—this paper will address some of those first by delineating exactly what the hurdles are, and then proposing a flexible solution, based in group procedure, that preserves evaluability and certain commonsense intuitions about reasoning.
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  • Kotzen, Matthew
  • Russell, Gillian
  • Neta, Ram
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  • Master of Arts
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School
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  • 2016
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