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Journal of Philosophical Research

Volume 19, 1994

Richard Fumerton
Pages 89-102
DOI: 10.5840/jpr_1994_16

The Incoherence of Coherence Theories

In this paper I am primarily interested in establishing that a coherence theory of truth is conceptually incoherent. Although my primary concern is with the coherence theory of truth, I shall point out that the problem I raise has a striking parallel in a now well-known objection to coherence theories of justification (an objection that, ironically, was brought to the fore by a proponent of a coherence theory of justification, Laurence Bonjour).

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