Against Coherence: Truth, Probability, and Justification pdf epub fb2

Against Coherence: Truth, Probability, and Justification by Erik J. Olsson pdf epub fb2

Against Coherence: Truth, Probability, and Justification Author: Erik J. Olsson
Title: Against Coherence: Truth, Probability, and Justification
ISBN: 0199279993
ISBN13: 978-0199279999
Other Formats: mbr doc azw lrf
Pages: 246 pages
Publisher: Clarendon Press; 1 edition (June 23, 2005)
Language: English
Category: Other
Size PDF version: 1838 kb
Size EPUB version: 1682 kb
Subcategory: Humanities




It is tempting to think that, if a person's beliefs are coherent, they are also likely to be true. This truth conduciveness claim is the cornerstone of the popular coherence theory of knowledge and justification. Erik Olsson's new book is the most extensive and detailed study of coherence and probable truth to date. Setting new standards of precision and clarity, Olsson argues that the value of coherence has been widely overestimated. Provocative and readable, Against Coherence will make stimulating reading for epistemologists and anyone with a serious interest in truth.