Erkenntnis 63 (3):413-423 (2005)

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Keith Lehrer
University of Arizona
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There is an objection to coherence theories of knowledge to the effect that coherence is not connected with truth, so that when coherence leads to truth this is just a matter of luck. Coherence theories embrace falliblism, to be sure, but that does not sustain the objection. Coherence is connected with truth by principles of justified acceptance that explain the connection between coherence and truth. Coherence is connected with truth by explanatory principle, not just luck.
Keywords Philosophy   Philosophy   Epistemology   Ethics   Logic   Ontology
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DOI 10.1007/s10670-005-4003-3
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Theory of Knowledge.Keith Lehrer - 1990 - Westview Press.
Knowledge, Truth and Evidence.Keith Lehrer - 1965 - Analysis 25 (5):168 - 175.

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Consciousness AND REGRESS.Keith Lehrer - 2008 - Journal of Scottish Philosophy 6 (1):45-57.

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