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Against coherence : truth, probability, and justification

Author: Erik J Olsson
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Erik Olsson's 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  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erik J Olsson
ISBN: 0199279993 9780199279999 9780199550517 0199550514
OCLC Number: 474258913
Notes: Originally published: Oxford: Clarendon, 2005
Description: 232 s
Contents: PART I: DOES COHERENCE IMPLY TRUTH?; PART II: DOES MORE COHERENCE IMPLY HIGHER LIKELIHOOD OF TRUTH?; PART III: OTHER VIEWS; PART IV: SCEPTICISM AND INCOHERENCE
Responsibility: Erik J. Olsson

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Olsson uses modern techniques from probability theory and modeling to examine whether the coherence theory of justification is tenable. Olsson takes us through much of the history and major figures Read more...

 
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