Why is there so much disagreement in the world? Is all of it due to irrationality? Or is it possible for rational people to disagree—even after people have laid out the reasons for their beliefs?
We will discuss these and other important questions at the next Meeting of the Minds event, Why We Disagree. Our speakers are professors Emir Kamenica and Ginger Schultheis. The conversation will be moderated by Marion Brooks.
The event is the third in a new discussion series cohosted by Chicago Booth and the Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge at the University of Chicago.
We invite you to join us in sharpening our capacity for analytical thinking, creativity, and innovation, and in exploring new insights that can fuel the development of business, as well as for the many areas of human endeavor with which it intersects.
Emir Kamenica is the Richard O. Ryan Professor of Economics and a Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow at Chicago Booth. He studies an eclectic set of topics in microeconomics with a focus on theoretical work on the design of informational environments.
Ginger Schultheis is an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Chicago. She studies epistemology, with a particular interest in belief. She has studied the relationship between belief and credence, whether epistemic rationality is permissive, whether people can believe at will, and whether it can be rational to have imprecise credences.
Marion Brooks, award-winning anchor and reporter at NBC5 Chicago.