Torfinn Huvenes on "From Faultless Disagreement to Disagreement in Attitude"

We are very pleased to announce that Torfinn Huvenes, Senior Lecturer at Umeå University, will deliver a talk for Filosofisk seminar this semester. The seminar is open for everyone, and will be followed by an informal reception.


This talk takes as its starting point two questions about disagreement. The first question is whether there is faultless disagreement. Are there cases of disagreement in which neither party is wrong or making any kind of mistake? The second question is whether there is not only disagreement in belief, but also disagreement in attitude. Do all cases of disagreement involve conflicting beliefs or are there also cases of disagreement involving other attitudes, such as desires or preference? I am going to defend two claims. The first claim is that there is faultless disagreement. The second claim is that the existence of faultless disagreement means that not all disagreement is disagreement in belief. There is also disagreement in attitude.

About Torfinn Huvenes

Torfinn Huvenes is a senior lecturer in philosophy at Umeå University. He has previously been a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature at the University of Oslo and the Arché Philosophical Research Centre at the University of St Andrews. He obtained his PhD in 2011 as a double-badge degree from the University of St Andrews and the University of Oslo under the supervision of Professor Herman Cappelen. 

About the seminar series

Philosophical Seminar is a philosophy colloquium series, hosted by the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas at UiO. The departmental colloquium has previously hosted renowned philosophers such as Charles Taylor, Peter Railton, Galen Strawson, Julia Annas, Martin Kusch, Stephen Darwall, John Sallis and Samuel Wheeler III.

The colloquia are open to everyone and followed by an open and informal reception on the third floor in the same building. Students are especially encouraged to attend, and all participants are invited to the reception afterwards.

Published Feb. 16, 2018 2:23 PM - Last modified Feb. 22, 2018 1:02 PM