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Journal of Philosophical Research

Volume 19, 1994

Laurence BonJour
Pages 103-108
DOI: 10.5840/jpr_1994_17

Fumerton on Coherence Theories

I argue that while Fumerton’s criticisms of pure coherence theories of truth are both important and extremely cogent, their application both to the main historical views usually identified as coherence theories of truth, viz. the views of the absolute idealists, and to contemporary anti-realism is more problematic. In addition, while Fumerton is again undeniably correct in his objection to pure coherence theories of justification, an impure coherence theory of justification may still be defensible.

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