Robust knowledge requires both consensus and disagreement” Discuss this claim with reference to two areas of knowledge.
Robust knowledge requires both consensus and disagreement” Discuss this
claim with reference to two areas of knowledge.
1. Define Key terms and concepts in the title
It is stating that to attain robust knowledge both consensus and agreement must be
reached. This is pretty logical as this more or less states that to get rich knowledge, it
must be challenged and changed this can be done to develop the strength of the
knowledge with contrasting viewpoints-
Definitions of Key Terms
Robust: Tough, long lasting, rich
Consensus: General agreement
Disagreement: Lack of consensus
2. What are the main points to be made?
0 Consensus and agreement are opposites
0 Stating that anything when challenged with different viewpoints may progress to
something with more depth and meaning
3. What knowledge questions are central to this discussion?
0 How do we know what knowledge has been disagreed o n?
0 To what extent do arguments lead to progress?
The link by the first question is stating that if knowledge is true, then why disagree?