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Are the comments of Tosfos in the same Mesechta generally considered to be aligned, meaning that, if there is an apparent contradiction, we try and look for a resolution?

How about Tosfos in different Mesechtas?

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Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/17347 –  msh210 Dec 4 '13 at 7:40
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@msh210 I think Yahu's answer there works here too. –  WAF Dec 4 '13 at 12:28
    
possible duplicate of Who is the voice of Tosafoth? –  Efraim Dec 4 '13 at 22:41
    
@WAF yes I agree with you, I just saw that question, looked up the sefer that Yahu says, hopefully will get to reading it soon, however just at a quick glance, he has a chapter where he goes through the different Tosfos authors by Mesechta and identifies (at least Meseches Berachos, which is what I was learning) as having one author/editor. –  Efraim Dec 4 '13 at 22:44
    
hakirah.org/Vol15Leibowitz.pdf –  Efraim Dec 4 '13 at 23:06
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I recall a place in Bava Kamma where R' Akiva Eiger points out that Tosfos in two different chapters are clearly saying opposite things -- and we just assume that was due to two different authors/editors.

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Does "we" mean R'AE? –  msh210 Dec 4 '13 at 10:25
    
that happens a lot, I'll just give one more example the second gilyon hashas on daf 2. berachos, and meforshim on him explain how their is no contradiction between the tosfos, so that is not a conclusive proof –  Efraim Dec 4 '13 at 22:40
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