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But it is obviously the case that there can be at most one complete set of truths.

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If it does, we have here an argument as effective against weak as against pure coherentism. But I did learn from the book and did very well in my Epistemology exams, in no small part to what I learnt from this book. To do this we may need to reject some of the data, but we cannot reject them all because our very aim is to make sense of what we have as data. John Turri – – Wiley-Blackwell. In that case the members of the set are not all true, because they cannot all be members of a genuinely coherent whole.

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O’neill – – Australasian Journal of Philosophy I agree that we depend vitally on the sense-world, that our material comes from it, and that apart from it knowledge could not begin. John Holmes rated it liked it Jun 08, In practice there are no taboos on what can be appealed to in support of what and no requirements about which sorts of statements should be retained in preference to others if there is a clash.

Miklos Kurthy rated it liked it Mar 17, I must go to this source both to verify the matter which is old and also to increase it by what is new. So when we talk of the justification of a’s belief that p we are asking whether the proposition p forms, with other propositions which a believes, a promisingly coherent set.

Bruce Aune – – Philosophy in Review 6 8: But this is a demand for something beyond mere coherence, for the relevant notion of support is intended to be asymmetrical.

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This complex asymmetry is one which echoes if I can reverse the temporal order Quine’s arguments for the verification theory of meaning; these were either genetic, as when he writes of the sort of meaning which is basic to the learning of one’s language, or continuing, as when he writes of the sort of meaning that is basic to translation 7.


Instead, it defines truth for members of sets.

Dancy, “Introduction to Contemporary Epistemology”. We shall see why soon.

An Introduction to Contemporary Epistemology

Maike Albertzart – – Journal of Value Inquiry 45 1: The problem then is whether the coherentist can be contemlorary empiricist, not whether he should be one. Jonathan Dancy, Introduction to Contemporary Epistemology.

Dancy, “Introduction to Contemporary Epistemology”. So as the system grows, that link can become epistemooogy.

Sign in Create an account. Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart. But it looks straightaway as if weak coherentism is in danger of being just another name for a form of foundationalism.

Introduction to Contemporary Epistemology

My object is to have a world as comprehensive and coherent as possible, and, in order to attain this object, I have not only to reflect but perpetually to have recourse to the materials of sense. Matt rated it really liked it Jul 16, An Introduction to Contemporary Epistemology.

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