People are frequently at odds over issues that equally concern them. Some of these disagreements can be resolved more easily than others. This project is concerned with disagreements that are especially difficult to settle. We call these »deep disagreements«. We consider deep disagreements those that can neither be resolved by compelling arguments nor by further information and that are not based on easily discernible misunderstandings. To be considered deep, disagreements must be of considerable importance and also in need of decision-making or regulation.
This project is driven by law academics and philosophers, but it also includes the expertise of relevant adjacent disciplines such as psychology. It analyses the ways in which we deal with deep disagreements in several fields of application such as politics, religion and assessment of research performance.