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For it appears to reintroduce a distinction between two sorts of justification. All coherentists agree that consistency is a necessary lntroduction for coherence. The reply to this comes in two parts. Sign in to use this feature. Wei Sun rated it liked it Aug 06, After all, the coherentist must admit that the competing theories are all true since they are all equally coherentwhile the introudction theorist can say that one is true and the others false.

But unfor- tunately, even when we have ruled out all such coherent sets, there will be more than one remaining.

This article has no associated abstract. Remember me on this computer. Classic Problems and Contemporary Responses. Perhaps we are impressed by the plurality objection.

A datum stands as such not because of any relation it bears to other beliefs, but because of its source. Ali Hasan – – Cotnemporary Academic. Moral Particularism in Meta-Ethics. Skip to main content.

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It is intricate and at times deep, although I felt at times that Dancy’s writing style makes it more difficult to understand what are tricky but in philosophical terms not desperately difficult concepts.


The Empirical Foundation and Justification of Knowledge. Paperbackpages. This is that one coherent set is picked out from the others by being empirically grounded. A pro- position is true iff it is a member of a coherent set. 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. Many philosophers who have shown an interest in the coherence theory of truth have disputed the view that the theory offers a defini- tion of truth on the grounds that, taken that way, the theory is manifestly false e.

Can we perhaps say that they are all true, or that all their members are true?

But entailment as tradi- tionally understood is contejporary a matter of degree. Dancy – – Mind 95 Emma rated it liked it Feb 06, So the plurality objection still has teeth. For he takes it, as do other coherentists such as Bradley, that there is only one coherent set, and that this set is distinguished from all rivals by being empiri- cally grounded.

An Introduction to Contemporary Epistemology

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Added to PP index Total downloads 1 1, of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads? This has been a good introduction to to the broad issues in epistemology and a dialog between the various positions. Recently I have picked up and read the remaining chapters one-by-one every so often chs. The notion of inference itself is asymmetrical. So in this respect also our theory of truth fits our theory of justification. This asymmetry is revealed in the demand that by and large items which are taken to be data should be accepted.


This is the view that the relation is crucially asymmetri- cal; that there is an asymmetrical distinction between evidence and theory under which evidence confirms and disconfirms theory in a way in which theory cannot confirm or disconfirm evidence. That will better prepare you for the dense presentation of material in this book. Click here to sign up.

We might try to do so by distinguishing between two sorts of security that beliefs can have, antecedent and subsequent.

Bruce Aune – – Philosophy in Review 6 8: Evie rated it really liked it May 16, Matt Mullin rated it it was ok Apr 28, Jane Blake rated it really liked it Aug 13, A few bits I had to read several times to understand.

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This will be important in what follows. Untroduction alternative is to suppose that justifica- tion is a matter of internal coherence, a question of fit between objects that are all of the same sort, while truth is a matter of the correspondence between propositions and objects of a different sort, facts or states of affairs.

This is, after all, just what the underdetermination of theory by evidence amounts to. Refresh and try again. John Turri – – Wiley-Blackwell.