William G. Lycan is William Rand Kenan, Jr., Professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His books include Logical Form in Natural Language (Bradford Books/MIT Press, 1984), Knowing Who (with Steven Boër, Bradford Books/MIT Press, 1986), Consciousness (Bradford Books/MIT Press, 1987), Judgement and Justification (Cambridge University Press, 1988), Modality and Meaning (Kluwer, 1994), Consciousness and Experience (Bradford Books/MIT Press, 1996), and Real Conditionals (Oxford University Press, 2001).
EXPLANATIONIST REBUTTALS (COHERENTISM DEFENDED AGAIN)
Article first published online: 1 MAR 2012
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The Southern Journal of Philosophy
Volume 50, Issue 1, pages 5–20, March 2012
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LYCAN, W. G. (2012), EXPLANATIONIST REBUTTALS (COHERENTISM DEFENDED AGAIN). The Southern Journal of Philosophy, 50: 5–20. doi: 10.1111/j.2041-6962.2011.00087.x
- Issue published online: 1 MAR 2012
- Article first published online: 1 MAR 2012
An explanatory coherence theory of justification is sketched and then defended against a number of recent objections: conservatism and relativism; wild and crazy beliefs; reliability; warranted necessary falsehoods; basing; distant, unknown coherences; Sosa's “self- and present-abstracts”; and Bayesian impossibility results.