Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Coherence theory: coherence of a system of sentences, not primaryly with respect to objects of the world, but to integration with prior knowledge.

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From Skirbekk, Wahrheitstheorien, Frankfurt 1996
I 346
Coherence Theory/Rescher: if you do not know the meaning of an allegedly true proposition, you need other propositions. - Intuitive methods: observation - (>intuitionist theory) - ((s) Observation >criteria pragmatism: the equating of "true" and "useful to believe" needs a distinction definition/criterion. - Coherence/Bradley: is not the meaning of truth, but its referee (sic).
I 362
Coherence/Rescher: is not the meaning of truth.
I 366
Blanshard: truth consists of coherence. - Then coherence is also the definition of truth - RescherVsBlanshard: the step from coherence to facts is not a necessary step - coherence is also perfectly possible in fiction.
I 377
Problem: lots of independent propositions can be represented as coherent.

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N. Rescher
Kant and the Reach of Reason: Studies in Kant’s Theory of Rational Systematization Cambridge 2010

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