Why does coherence appear truth-conducive?

@article{Shogenji2006WhyDC,
  title={Why does coherence appear truth-conducive?},
  author={Tomoji Shogenji},
  journal={Synthese},
  year={2006},
  volume={157},
  pages={361-372}
}
This paper aims to reconcile (i) the intuitively plausible view that a higher degree of coherence among independent pieces of evidence makes the hypothesis they support more probable, and (ii) the negative results in Bayesian epistemology to the effect that there is no probabilistic measure of coherence such that a higher degree of coherence among independent pieces of evidence makes the hypothesis they support more probable. I consider a simple model in which the negative result appears in a… Expand
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