Single Idea 21514

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

Full Idea

According to Lehrer, coherence should be understood in terms of the capacity to answer objections.

Gist of Idea

Coherence is the capacity to answer objections


Erik J. Olsson (Against Coherence [2005], 9)

Book Reference

Olsson,Erik J.: 'Against Coherence' [OUP 2008], p.156

A Reaction

[Keith Lehrer 1990] We can connect this with the Greek requirement of being able to give an account [logos], which is the hallmark of understanding. I take coherence to be the best method of achieving understanding. Any understanding meets Lehrer's test.