Southern Journal of Philosophy 50 (1):42-49 (2012)

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Paul Thagard
University of Waterloo
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This article is a response to Elijah Millgram's argument that my characterization of coherence as constraint satisfaction is inadequate for philosophical purposes because it provides no guarantee that the most coherent theory available will be true. I argue that the constraint satisfaction account of coherence satisfies the philosophical, computational, and psychological prerequisites for the development of epistemological and ethical theories
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DOI 10.1111/j.2041-6962.2011.00091.x
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