Ideas of Erik J. Olsson, by Theme

[Swedish, fl. 2005, Professor at Lund University, Sweden.]

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13. Knowledge Criteria / B. Internal Justification / 5. Coherentism / a. Coherence as justification
Incoherence may be more important for enquiry than coherence
Coherence is the capacity to answer objections
13. Knowledge Criteria / B. Internal Justification / 5. Coherentism / c. Coherentism critique
Mere agreement of testimonies is not enough to make truth very likely
Coherence is only needed if the informations sources are not fully reliable
A purely coherent theory cannot be true of the world without some contact with the world
Extending a system makes it less probable, so extending coherence can't make it more probable