Coherence, Justification, and Knowledge: The Current Debate
Despite Emerson’s maxim associating consistency with little minds, no philosopher champions incoherence, and this is how it should be. Since the most basic virtue of a belief is that it be knowledge, and since no belief stands alone, but is held in the context of other things believed, sound relations among beliefs are bound to be epistemically important.
KeywordsJustify Belief Epistemic Justification Acceptance System Coherence Theory Relational Coherence
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