Coherence, Knowledge and Skepticism

  • Peter Klein
Part of the Philosophical Studies Series book series (PSSP, volume 95)


About twenty years ago Keith Lehrer wrote this about how he does philosophy:

… In philosophy, we do not have experiments, only the light of reason to guide us… Anyone who obscures that light is defeating the enterprise… Should I ever reach the point at which I am disinclined to seek criticism and amend my views in light of it, I shall take to writing fiction… and give up writing philosophy altogether. Criticism is the touchstone of philosophical inquiry, and those who shunt it aside… are phonies and beguilers.1


Contingent Proposition Justify Belief Interior Angle Belief Formation Coherence Theory 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Klein
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  1. 1.Rutgers UniversityUSA

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