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Other Coherence Theories

Erik J. Olsson

in Against Coherence

Published in print April 2005 | ISBN: 9780199279999
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602665 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199279993.003.0009
Other Coherence Theories

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Other accounts of coherence are described and compared with the present theory. They include those of Nicholas Rescher, Donald Davidson, Keith Lehrer, and Paul Thagard, whereby the latter’s theory of explanatory coherence is seen to be most relevant. Closer examination reveals that there is little in Thagard’s argumentation suggesting that coherence is truth conducive, be it only in a weak ceteris paribus sense.

Keywords: Donald Davidson; explanatory coherence; Keith Lehrer; Nicholas Rescher; Paul Thagard

Chapter.  5836 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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