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Single Idea 2733

[catalogued under 13. Knowledge Criteria / B. Internal Justification / 5. Coherentism / c. Coherentism critique]

Full Idea

It is very difficult to specify when an explanatory relation generates enough coherence to create justification.

Gist of Idea

It is very hard to show how much coherence is needed for justification


Robert Audi (Epistemology: contemporary introduction [1998], VII p.193)

Book Reference

Audi,Robert: 'Epistemology: a contemporary introduction' [Routledge 1998], p.193

A Reaction

I take coherence to be the key concept in epistemology, and quite impossible to define. This is why the 'space of reasons' is a useful concept. It is a courtroom, in which each case is different.