Understanding Others: The Coherentist Method in Intercultural Communication

Dialogue and Universalism 25 (2):191-202 (2015)
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The article introduces theories of epistemic justification to the problems of understanding in communication. Two dominant approaches in contemporary epistemology — foundationalism and coherentism — are applied in intercultural discourse. Since the intended meaning of utterances in communication is reached through inference, beliefs about the intended meaning are justified with respect to the evidence of communicative behaviour and context. Tracing the difficulties of intercultural dialogue, the article argues that the coherentist method of justification is more useful than foundationalist one. Coherentism is consistent with the open-mindedness and unprejudiced reasoning, both of which are crucial parts of intercultural competency.

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Anna M. Ivanova
St. Cyril And St. Methodius University Of Veliko Tarnovo

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