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Single Idea 17598

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

Full Idea

Informally, a theory of explanatory coherence has the principles of symmetry, explanation, analogy, data priority, contradiction, competition and acceptance.

Gist of Idea

Explanatory coherence needs symmetry,explanation,analogy,data priority, contradiction,competition,acceptance


Paul Thagard (Coherence: The Price is Right [2012], p.44)

Book Reference

-: 'Southern Journal of Philosophy' [-], p.44

A Reaction

[Thagard give a concise summary of his theory here] Again Thagard makes a wonderful contribution in an area where most thinkers are pessimistic about making any progress. His principles are very plausible.