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Why we disagree…

In a heated argument, I can find it very easy to think that my opponent is simply being unreasonable. This may actually be the case, as we humans are not perfectly rational beings even on our best days. But if the topic of discussion is a matter of fact rather than opinion, then it can hardly be reasonable to agree to disagree. In fact, Aumann’s agreement theorem demands this, for rational persons under certain restrictions. It’s not practically applicable in everyday life, but its conditions suggest other sources of disagreement.
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