Erkenntnis 50 (2-3):209-224 (1999)

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Thomas Bartelborth
Universität Leipzig
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The article advocates a particular coherence theory of justification that emphasizes the significance of explanatory relations. It is shown that other approaches to coherence have failed because they underestimate the importance of explanatory theories in forming a system of beliefs. Additionally, a conception of explanation as a unifying substantial embedding of models is sketched that closely conforms with the proposed theory of coherence.
Keywords Philosophy   Philosophy   Epistemology   Ethics   Logic   Ontology
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