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Single Idea 21506

[catalogued under 13. Knowledge Criteria / B. Internal Justification / 5. Coherentism / a. Coherence as justification]

Full Idea

There is no manifest absurdity in combining a coherence theory of justification with a correspondence theory of truth.

Gist of Idea

A coherence theory of justification can combine with a correspondence theory of truth


Laurence Bonjour (The Structure of Empirical Knowledge [1985], 5.1)

Book Reference

Bonjour,Laurence: 'The Structure of Empirical Knowledge' [Harvard 1985], p.88

A Reaction

His point is to sharply (and correctly) distinguish coherent justification from a coherence theory of truth. Personally I would recommend talking of a 'robust' theory of truth, without tricky commitment to 'correspondence' between very dissimilar things.