Foundations of Science 12 (4):325-336 (2007)

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Yves Bouchard
Université de Sherbrooke
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In this paper, I show the complementarity of foundationalism and coherentism with respect to any efficient system of beliefs by means of a distinction between two types of proposition drawn from an analogy with an axiomatic system. This distinction is based on the way a given proposition is acknowledged as true, either by declaration (F-proposition) or by preservation (C-proposition). Within such a perspective, i.e., epistemological complementarism, not only can one see how the usual opposition between foundationalism and coherentism is irrelevant, but furthermore one can appreciate the reciprocal relation between these two theories as they refer to two separate epistemological functions involved in the dynamics of constituting and expanding an epistemic system
Keywords Epistemology  Coherentism  Foundationalism  Complementarism  Contextualism  Propositional system  Axiomatic system
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DOI 10.1007/s10699-007-9110-y
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