Reason and Explanation

A Defense of Explanatory Coherentism

  • Authors
  • Ted Poston

Part of the Palgrave Innovations in Philosophy book series (PIIP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Ted Poston
    Pages 1-17
  3. Ted Poston
    Pages 18-44
  4. Ted Poston
    Pages 45-68
  5. Ted Poston
    Pages 69-109
  6. Ted Poston
    Pages 110-128
  7. Ted Poston
    Pages 149-181
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 182-195

About this book


In this new explanationist account of epistemic justification, Poston argues that the explanatory virtues provide all the materials necessary for a plausible account of justified belief. There are no purely autonomous reasons. Rather reasons occur only within an explanatory coherent set of beliefs.


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