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Ethics in the Public DomainEssays in the Morality of Law and Politics$
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Joseph Raz

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780198260691

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260691.001.0001

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The Relevance of Coherence

The Relevance of Coherence

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Ethics in the Public Domain


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This chapter indicates some of the leading elements in the philosophical climate of opinion which look to coherence-based accounts. It considers the merit and relevance of coherence in explaining the nature of law and of adjudication. In doing so, it mentions some points derived from the writings of theorists who favour coherence. The discussion suggests that coherence is everywhere. But it is local rather than global coherence, and it comes into its own mostly once questions of principle are resolved on other grounds. The appendix of this chapter tackles Dworkin's view on integrity and coherence.

Keywords:   epistemic coherence theory, constitutive coherence, adjudication, Dworkin

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