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Incoherency argument

An incoherency argument is a logical argument that attempts to show that two or more propositions are contradictory, and therefore that at least one (and possibly more) of those propositions must be incorrect.

Well-known incoherency arguments include the problem of evil and the argument from nonbelief. One that may have had a significant impact on world history is "The Incoherence of the Philosophers[?]" by Al-Ghazali, which argued effectively that all philosophy was necessarily incoherent. Ibn Rushd responded with "The Incoherence of the Incoherence[?]". The triumph of Al-Ghazali effectively ended early Muslim philosophy itself.

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