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Against Coherence: Truth, Probability, and Justification

Erik J. Olsson

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199279999
eISBN:
9780191602665
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199279993.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

According to the popular coherence theory of knowledge and justification, if a person's beliefs are coherent, they are also likely to be true. This book is the most extensive and detailed study of ... More


Conclusion

Maximilian de Gaynesford

in I: The Meaning of the First Person Term

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199287826
eISBN:
9780191603570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199287821.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

I has the logical character, inferential role, referential function, expressive use, and communicative role of a deictic term. Uses of I share the referential security and ... More


High and Low Beliefs

Wallace Matson

in Grand Theories and Everyday Beliefs: Science, Philosophy, and their Histories

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812691
eISBN:
9780199919420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812691.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Virtually all the beliefs of animals without language are formed in encounters with what they are about. Let us call them low beliefs. And with few exceptions they are true. People too have low ... More


Other Arguments from ‘Look’

Berit Brogaard

in Seeing and Saying: The Language of Perception and the Representational View of Experience

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190495251
eISBN:
9780190495275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190495251.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

The notion of phenomenal look has been invoked in various contexts to argue for a range of philosophical positions. Chisholm appealed to his non-comparative looks to argue for the theory of ... More


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