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[catalogued under 2. Reason / A. Nature of Reason / 6. Coherence]

Full Idea

The epistemic authority of coherence cannot itself be established by appeal to coherence.

Gist of Idea

Coherence can't be validated by appeal to coherence


Laurence Bonjour (In Defence of Pure Reason [1998], 3.7 n50)

Book Reference

Bonjour,Laurence: 'In Defense of Pure Reason' [CUP 1998], p.92

A Reaction

The standard approach amongs modern philosophers (following, I think, Kripke) is to insist on 'intuition' as basic, despite all its problems. I have no better suggestion.