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  1. On Nonfoundationalistic Theories of Epistemic Justification.Timo Airaksinen - 1981 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 19 (4):403-412.
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  2. Contextualism, a New Theory Ofepistemic Justification?Timo Airksinen - 1982 - Philosophia 12 (1-2):37-50.
  3. Fallibilism, Coherence and Realism.Robert Almeder - 1986 - Synthese 68 (2):213 - 223.
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  4. Epistemic Desiderata.William P. Alston - 1993 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 53 (3):527-551.
  5. Coherence, Evidence, and Legal Proof.Amalia Amaya - 2013 - Legal Theory 19 (1):1-43.
    The aim of this essay is to develop a coherence theory for the justification of evidentiary judgments in law. The main claim of the coherence theory proposed in this article is that a belief about the events being litigated is justified if and only if it is a belief that an epistemically responsible fact finder might hold by virtue of its coherence in like circumstances. The article argues that this coherentist approach to evidence and legal proof has the resources to (...)
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  6. Justification, Coherence, and Epistemic Responsibility in Legal Fact-Finding.Amalia Amaya - 2008 - Episteme 5 (3):pp. 306-319.
    This paper argues for a coherentist theory of the justification of evidentiary judgments in law, according to which a hypothesis about the events being litigated is justified if and only if it is such that an epistemically responsible fact-finder might have accepted it as justified by virtue of its coherence in like circumstances. It claims that this version of coherentism has the resources to address a main problem facing coherence theories of evidence and legal proof, namely, the problem of the (...)
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  7. The Defeasible Nature of Coherentist Justification.Staffan Angere - 2007 - Synthese 157 (3):321 - 335.
    The impossibility results of Bovens and Hartmann (2003, Bayesian epistemology. Oxford: Clarendon Press) and Olsson (2005, Against coherence: Truth, probability and justification. Oxford: Oxford University Press.) show that the link between coherence and probability is not as strong as some have supposed. This paper is an attempt to bring out a way in which coherence reasoning nevertheless can be justified, based on the idea that, even if it does not provide an infallible guide to probability, it can give us an (...)
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  8. The Social and Cultural Component of Epistemic Justification — a Reply.David B. Annis - 1982 - Philosophia 12 (1-2):51-55.
  9. Rationality, Religious Belief, and Moral Commitment: New Essays in the Philosophy of Religion.Robert Audi & William J. Wainwright (eds.) - 1986 - Cornell University Press.
  10. Moral Epistemological Coherentism, Contextualism, and Consensualism.Elvio Baccarini - 2009 - Croatian Journal of Philosophy 9 (1):69-89.
    The discussion regards moral epistemology as the research of a proper methodology in moral thinking. Coherentism is proposed as the appropriate methodology in the individual context of moral thinking (because of the fact that all the alternatives to coherentism, at least understood as a regulatory ideal, are opposed to rationality), while a qualified form of consensualism is proposed as the appropriate methodology in the context of communitarian or public justification of beliefs.
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  11. Justification.Wayne Angus Backman - 1982 - Dissertation, University of Cincinnati
    This dissertation is an investigation into the nature of justification and rational belief. In Chapter I, four theories of the justification of belief are presented and criticized. These theories--classical foundationalism, modest foundationalism, coherentism, and the causal theory--are found to be similar in a certain respect. They each embody or are consistent with a certain conception of rationality, one in which beliefs are rational just in case they are backed by adequate justifications, and in which adequate justifications are thought to be (...)
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  12. Epistemic Justification: Internalism Vs. Externalism, Foundations Vs. Virtues. [REVIEW]Marina Bakalova - 2006 - Croatian Journal of Philosophy 6 (2):363-368.
  13. Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Non-Monotonic Reasoning, NMR'2000. BaralC (ed.) - 2000
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  14. Coherence and Explanations.Thomas Bartelborth - 1999 - Erkenntnis 50 (2-3):209-224.
    The article advocates a particular coherence theory of justification that emphasizes the significance of explanatory relations. It is shown that other approaches to coherence have failed because they underestimate the importance of explanatory theories in forming a system of beliefs. Additionally, a conception of explanation as a unifying substantial embedding of models is sketched that closely conforms with the proposed theory of coherence.
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  15. Argument & Analysis: Proceedings of the 4th International Congress of the Society for Analytical Philosophy. BeckermannAnsgar (ed.) - 2001 - Bielefeld.
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  16. A Regress Objection to Thagard’s Theory of Deductive Coherence.Mathieu Beirlaen - 2015 - Erkenntnis 80 (5):975-986.
    Paul Thagard’s theory of deductive coherence, as set out in his Coherence in Thought and Action, faces a regress objection. Thagard’s method of solving deductive coherence problems presupposes some notion of logical consequence. The problem of specifying which logic to use to this end is itself a deductive coherence problem, so we would expect Thagard’s theory to be able to solve it. However, on pain of regress, the theory of deductive coherence cannot reach such a solution.
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  17. The Current State of the Coherence Theory: Critical Essays on the Epistemic Theories of Keith Lehrer and Laurence BonJour, with Replies. [REVIEW]John Bender - 1993 - Noûs 27 (1):111-113.
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  18. Skepticism, Justification and the Trustworthiness Argument.John W. Bender - 2003 - In Olsson Erik (ed.), The Epistemology of Keith Lehrer. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 263--280.
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  19. Unreckoned Misleading Truths and Lehrer's Theory of Undefeated Justification.John W. Bender - 1992 - Journal of Philosophical Research 17:465-481.
    According to Keith Lehrer’s coherence theory, knowledge is true acceptance whose justification is undefeated by a falsehood. It has recently become clear that Lehrer’s handling of important Gettier-inspired problems depends upon his position that only falsehoods accepted by the subject can act as defeaters of knowledge. I argue against this and present an example in which an unreckoned truth---one neither believed nor believed to be false by the subject---defeats knowledge. I trace the negative implications of this matter for the coherence (...)
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  20. Knowledge, Justification and Lehrer's Theory of Coherence.John W. Bender - 1988 - Philosophical Studies 54 (3):355 - 381.
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  21. O coerentismo de Lehrer.Elano Sudário Bezerra - 2012 - Cadernos Do Pet Filosofia 3 (6):1-9.
    O objetivo do presente artigo é articular a teoria coerentista de Lehrer frente aos críticos do coerentismo, bem como mostrar que a partir das noções de competição, o coerentismo, pelo menos ao modo de Lehrer, pode ser compreendido e solucionar problemas que tem sido levantados para esta teoria. Visa-se explanar a noção de aceitação que perpassa toda a teoria de Lehrer, assim como também é objetivo esclarecer como a noção de aceitação tem um papel central na teoria coerentista de Lehrer.
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  22. The Nature of Thought.Brand Blanshard - 1939 - Allen & Unwin.
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  23. 16. Foundationalism and Coherentism.Laurence BonJour - 2003 - In Steven Luper (ed.), Essential Knowledge: Readings in Epistemology. Longman. pp. 142.
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  24. The Elements of Coherentism.Laurence BonJour - 2000 - In Sven Bernecker & Fred I. Dretske (eds.), Knowledge: Readings in Contemporary Epistemology. Oxford University Press.
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  25. The Elements of Coherentism.Laurence BonJour - 1998 - In Linda Martín Alcoff (ed.), Epistemology: The Big Questions. Blackwell. pp. 210.
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  26. Fumerton on Coherence Theories.Laurence BonJour - 1994 - Journal of Philosophical Research 19:103-108.
    I argue that while Fumerton’s criticisms of pure coherence theories of truth are both important and extremely cogent, their application both to the main historical views usually identified as coherence theories of truth, viz. the views of the absolute idealists, and to contemporary anti-realism is more problematic. In addition, while Fumerton is again undeniably correct in his objection to pure coherence theories of justification, an impure coherence theory of justification may still be defensible.
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  27. Paul Ziff, Epistemic Analysis: A Coherence Theory of Knowledge. [REVIEW]Laurence BonJour - 1985 - Philosophy in Review 5:410-412.
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  28. The Structure of Empirical Knowledge.Laurence BonJour - 1985 - Harvard University Press.
    1 Knowledge and Justification This book is an investigation of one central problem which arises in the attempt to give a philosophical account of empirical ...
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  29. Knowledge, Justification, and Truth: A Sellarsian Approach to Epistemology.Laurence BonJour - 1969 - Dissertation, Princeton University
    The present essay has two faces. On the one hand, it is an essay in what I conceive to be the fundamental problems of epistemology, and a presentation and defense of solutions to those problems which I find plausible. On the other hand, it is also an essay in the philosophy of Wilfrid Sellars, and a selective defense thereof. Obviously the connecting link which is required to make these two faces of the essay compatible with one another is a belief (...)
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  30. The Relation of Coherence to Immediacy and Specific Purpose.Bernard Bosanquet - 1917 - Philosophical Review 26 (3):259-273.
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  31. Perspectives on Coherentism.Yves Bouchard (ed.) - 2002 - Editions du Scribe.
  32. Coherence and the Role of Specificity: A Response to Meijs and Douven.Luc Bovens & Stephan Hartmann - 2005 - Mind 114 (454):365-369.
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  33. Why There Cannot Be a Single Probabilistic Measure of Coherence.Luc Bovens & Stephan Hartmann - 2005 - Erkenntnis 63 (3):361-374.
    Bayesian Coherence Theory of Justification or, for short, Bayesian Coherentism, is characterized by two theses, viz. (i) that our degree of confidence in the content of a set of propositions is positively affected by the coherence of the set, and (ii) that coherence can be characterized in probabilistic terms. There has been a longstanding question of how to construct a measure of coherence. We will show that Bayesian Coherentism cannot rest on a single measure of coherence, but requires a vector (...)
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  34. Solving the Riddle of Coherence.Luc Bovens & Stephan Hartmann - 2003 - Mind 112 (448):601-634.
    A coherent story is a story that fits together well. This notion plays a central role in the coherence theory of justification and has been proposed as a criterion for scientific theory choice. Many attempts have been made to give a probabilistic account of this notion. A proper account of coherence must not start from some partial intuitions, but should pay attention to the role that this notion is supposed to play within a particular context. Coherence is a property of (...)
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  35. Coherence, Belief Expansion and Bayesian Networks.Luc Bovens & Stephan Hartmann - 2000 - In BaralC (ed.), Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Non-Monotonic Reasoning, NMR'2000.
    We construct a probabilistic coherence measure for information sets which determines a partial coherence ordering. This measure is applied in constructing a criterion for expanding our beliefs in the face of new information. A number of idealizations are being made which can be relaxed by an appeal to Bayesian Networks.
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  36. Coherentism, Reliability and Bayesian Networks.Luc Bovens & EJ Olsson - 2000 - Mind 109 (436):685-719.
    The coherentist theory of justification provides a response to the sceptical challenge: even though the independent processes by which we gather information about the world may be of dubious quality, the internal coherence of the information provides the justification for our empirical beliefs. This central canon of the coherence theory of justification is tested within the framework of Bayesian networks, which is a theory of probabilistic reasoning in artificial intelligence. We interpret the independence of the information gathering processes (IGPs) in (...)
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  37. Believing More, Risking Less: On Coherence, Truth and Non-Trivial Extensions.Luc Bovens & Erik J. Olsson - 2002 - Erkenntnis 57 (2):137 - 150.
    If you believe more things you thereby run a greater risk of being in error than if you believe fewer things. From the point of view of avoiding error, it is best not to believe anything at all, or to have very uncommitted beliefs. But considering the fact that we all in fact do entertain many specific beliefs, this recommendation is obviously in flagrant dissonance with our actual epistemic practice. Let us call the problem raised by this apparent conflict the (...)
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  38. On the Need for a Metaphysics of Justification.D. E. Bradshaw - 1992 - Metaphilosophy 23 (1-2):90-106.
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  39. Metamind, Knowledge, and Coherence: Essays on the Philosophy of Keith Lehrer.Johannes Brandl, Wolfgang Gombocz & Christian Piller (eds.) - 1992 - Rodopi.
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  40. Epistemic Priority and Coherence: Comments.Richard B. Brandt - 1964 - Journal of Philosophy 61 (19):557-559.
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  41. Coherence Theory of Knowledge: A Gradational Account. [REVIEW]Elke Brendel - 1999 - Erkenntnis 50 (2-3):293-307.
    A satisfactory theory of knowledge in which the shortcomings of a pure externalist account are avoided and in which the Gettier problem is solved should consist in a combination of externalist and internalist components. The internalist component should guarantee that the epistemic subject has cognitive access to the justifying grounds of her belief. And the externalist component should guarantee that the justification of her belief does not depend on any false statement. Keith Lehrer's coherence theory of knowledge as undefeated justification (...)
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  42. Coherence Theory Reconsidered: Professor Werkmeister on Semantics and on the Nature of Empirical Laws.May Brodbeck - 1949 - Philosophy of Science 16 (1):75-85.
    Werkmeister's new book, The Basis and Structure of Knowledge is the second major attempt in recent years to defend the idealistic theory of knowledge. The first was Blanshard's Nature of Thought; and it is worth noticing that both authors, in undertaking the defense of a position long in the shadows, are well aware of contemporary developments in logic and technical philosophy. Werkmeister freely acknowledges his debt to Blanshard; yet his work differs in scope from the latter's in at least two (...)
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  43. Theory Assessment and Coherence.Peter Brössel - 2008 - Abstracta 4 (1):57-71.
    One of the most important questions in epistemology and the philosophy of science is: what is a good theory and when is a theory better than another theory, given some observational data? The coherentist‟s answer would be the following twofold conjecture: A theory is a good theory given some observational data iff that theory coheres with the observational data and a theory is better than another theory given some observational data iff the first theory coheres more with the observational data (...)
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  44. Circular Justifications.Harold I. Brown - 1994 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1994:406 - 414.
    The thesis of this paper is that philosophers are often too hasty in rejecting justifications because the argument that yields the justification is circular. Circularity is distinguished from vicious circularity and several examples are examined in which a proposed justification is circular in a precise sense, but not viciously circular. These include an observational procedure which could yield a velocity in excess of the velocity of light even though the impossibility of such velocities is assumed at a key step in (...)
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  45. Problems with Internalist Coherentism.Anthony L. Brueckner - 1988 - Philosophical Studies 54 (1):153-160.
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  46. Stout on Immediacy, Mediacy, and Coherence. [REVIEW]Wendell T. Bush - 1908 - Journal of Philosophy 5 (9):246.
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  47. Coherentist Justification in Ethics.Frank Chessa - 1999 - Dissertation, Georgetown University
    Coherence accounts of justification in ethics will become more fashionable only as they become more concrete---but this shows no sign of happening soon. Despite widespread acceptance of Quinian insights in support of coherentism in other fields, coherentism in ethics is dogged by critics. Perhaps this is because practitioners of coherentist justification go on as ethicists have always gone on, which is to say they go every which way, both in the methods they employ, and in the normative conclusions they draw. (...)
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  48. Coherence and Truth: BonJour's Metajustification.Terry J. Christlieb - 1986 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 24 (3):397-413.
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  49. Lehrer on Coherence and Self-Trust. [REVIEW]Stewart Cohen - 1999 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 59 (4):1043-1048.
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  50. Perspectives on Coherentism.William Cornwell - 2002 - Aylmer, Québec: Éditions Du Scribe.
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