more from Ernest Sosa

Single Idea 8879

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

Full Idea

One's beliefs can be comprehensively coherent without amounting to knowledge.

Gist of Idea

Fully comprehensive beliefs may not be knowledge


Ernest Sosa (Beyond internal Foundations to external Virtues [2003], 6.6)

Book Reference

Bonjour,L/Sosa,E: 'Epistemic Justification' [Blackwells 2003], p.116

A Reaction

Beliefs that are fully foundational or reliably sourced may also fail to be knowledge. I take it that any epistemological theory must be fallibilist (Idea 6898). Rational coherentism will clearly be sensitive to error.

Related Idea

Idea 6898 Fallibilism is the view that all knowledge-claims are provisional [Mautner]