Making the Question Precise
The comparative question is raised as to whether more coherence implies a higher likelihood of truth. The chapter is devoted to making the question precise. Coherence measures are defined and compared. The relation between coherence and logical closure is scrutinized. A notion of testimonial truth conduciveness is proposed, and it is argued that it corresponds to our intuitive notion. Peter Klein and Ted A. Warfield’s counter example to the truth conduciveness of coherence is refuted. The chapter ends with a brief comparison of testimonial and explanatory coherence.
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