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We have no cause to concern ourselves, therefore, with non-existent belief-sets which lack empirical grounding. So if we are to have a coherence theory of justification, we need epistemoloyg give a good sense to the idea that justification can grow.

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So there is no theoretical tl to accept the asymmetries, and our practice reveals that we don’t do so anyway. No keywords specified fix it. Dancy, “Introduction to Contemporary Epistemology”.

But unfor- tunately, even when we have epistemollogy out all such coherent sets, there will be more than one remaining. So at the end of the day our two accounts of coherence collapse into each other. I would recommend dontemporary book if you already have had some introductory philosophy that includes some epistemology, and have sampled of some readings in philosophy that are not to difficult.

A different approach is taken by Lehrerwhere he suggests that what needs to be explained is not the truth of p but rather the fact that a believes that p. Ramel rated it really liked it Jun 17, This is, after all, just what the underdetermination of theory by evidence amounts to. Ewing suggested that it would be sufficient that each member of a coherent set be entailed by all the rest Ewing,p. Equally a belief may be true, since the proposi- tion which is its content is in fact a member of a coherent set, without that meaning that it is justified for a.


Added to PP index Total downloads 1 1, of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads? Themes from the Philosophy of Jonathan Dancy. Empiricism and coherentism are incompatible. In the coherence theory of truth they are propositions; in the coherence theory of justification they are propositions epistenology. It is not a completely unbiased guide to all sides of the arguments – but Dancy does make it clear that he is expressing in many parts his views.

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Bruce Aune – – Philosophy in Review 6 8: Find it on Scholar. Thus, for instance, a perfect expansion of the Sherlock Holmes stories would not have to be counted as a true description of the world, despite its coherence. No keywords specified fix it. The right revision is the one that results in the most coherent new whole, but we cannot tell in advance what sort of revision is most likely to achieve this.

If the set is more coherent with this belief as a member rather than with any alternative, the belief is inttoduction. Return to Book Page. Is it possible then to be an empiricist and accept an asymmetrical relation between sensory and other beliefs, without thereby becoming a founda- tionalist?

Avramides – – Mind If we take coherence as criterion both of truth and of justification, we have a good chance of being able to do this. Coherentists would claim that this holistic theory fits our actual practice far better than the more restrictive foundationalist account. Antecedent security is security which a belief brings with it, which it has prior to any consideration of how well it fits with others or of the coherence of the set.


Introduction to Contemporary Epistemology

The situation might remind us of Quine’s thesis of the underdeter- mination of theory by evidence. The Theory of Knowledge: So all beliefs have an ante- cedent security, in this sense.

This entry has no external links. Faheem Hussain rated it did not like it Contemporaey 23, The coherence of a belief-set goes to make its members justified; the coherence of a set of propositions, believed or not, goes to make its members true.

In the absence of fixed points and the lack of any clues about where revision should start, we know that at any time our belief-set is merely provisional. Notice, however, that the theory does not identify truth with coherence. Added to PP index Total downloads 1 1, of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads? For it appears to reintroduce a distinction between two sorts of justification. Lilli rated it liked it Jun 12, Suppose that, as EwingRescher and Lehrer suggest, clntemporary adopt a coherence theory of justification but reject the coherence theory of truth.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. A Response to Dancy and BonJour. Another advantage of coherentism, suggested by Rescherp. There are no fixed points by appeal to which other beliefs are assessed. Justification can dabcy, but as it grows it need not be approaching truth.

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