When Is True Belief Knowledge?

When Is True Belief Knowledge?

by Richard Foley

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ISBN-13: 9780691154725
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 07/22/2012
Series: Princeton Monographs in Philosophy , #38
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Richard Foley is professor of philosophy and vice chancellor for strategic planning at New York University. He is the author of Intellectual Trust in Oneself and Others,
Working Without a Net: A Study of Egocentric Epistemology, and The Theory of Epistemic Rationality.

Table of Contents

Part I: The Basic Idea

Chapter 1: An Observation 3

Chapter 2: Post-Gettier Accounts of Knowledge 6

Chapter 3: Knowledge Stories 9

Chapter 4: Intuitions about Knowledge 12

Chapter 5: Important Truths 19

Chapter 6: Maximally Accurate and Comprehensive Beliefs 32

Chapter 7: The Beetle in the Box 41

Chapter 8: Knowledge Blocks 46

Chapter 9: The Theory of Knowledge and Theory of Justified Belief 51

Part II: Puzzles and Questions

Chapter 10: The Value of True Belief 59

Chapter 11: The Value of Knowledge 65

Chapter 12: The Lottery and Preface 70

Chapter 13: Reverse Lottery Stories 73

Chapter 14: Lucky Knowledge 78

Chapter 15: Closure and Skepticism 81

Chapter 16: Disjunctions 86

Chapter 17: Fixedness and Knowledge 88

Chapter 18: Instability and Knowledge 91

Chapter 19: Misleading Defeaters 95

Chapter 20: Believing That I Don't Know 99

Chapter 21: Introspective Knowledge 102

Chapter 22: Perceptual Knowledge 106

Chapter 23: A Priori Knowledge 110

Chapter 24: Collective Knowledge 113

Part III: The Structure of Epistemology

Chapter 25: A Look Back 121

Chapter 26: Epistemology within a General Theory of Rationality 124

Chapter 27: The Core Concepts of Epistemology 134

Notes 137

Index 149

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