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When is true belief knowledge?, Richard Foley

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When is true belief knowledge?
Title
When is true belief knowledge?
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Richard Foley
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Language
eng
Summary
A woman glances at a broken clock and comes to believe it is a quarter past seven. Yet, despite the broken clock, it really does happen to be a quarter past seven. Her belief is true, but it isn't knowledge. This is a classic illustration of a central problem in epistemology: determining what knowledge requires in addition to true belief. In this provocative book, Richard Foley finds a new solution to the problem in the observation that whenever someone has a true belief but not knowledge, there is some significant aspect of the situation about which she lacks true beliefs--something important that she doesn't quite "get." This may seem a modest point but, as Foley shows, it has the potential to reorient the theory of knowledge. Whether a true belief counts as knowledge depends on the importance of the information one does or doesn't have. This means that questions of knowledge cannot be separated from questions about human concerns and values. It also means that, contrary to what is often thought, there is no privileged way of coming to know. Knowledge is a mutt. Proper pedigree is not required. What matters is that one doesn't lack important nearby information
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1947-
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Foley, Richard
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton monographs in philosophy
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  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Belief and doubt
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Belief and doubt
  • Knowledge, Theory of
Label
When is true belief knowledge?, Richard Foley
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-148) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An observation -- Post-gettier accounts of knowledge -- Knowledge stories -- Intuitions about knowledge -- Important truths -- Maximally accurate and comprehensive beliefs -- The beetle in the box -- Knowledge blocks -- The theory of knowledge and theory of justified belief -- The value of true belief -- The value of knowledge -- The lottery and preface -- Reverse lottery stories -- Lucky knowledge -- Closure and skepticism -- Disjunctions -- Fixedness and knowledge -- Instability and knowledge -- Misleading defeaters -- Believing that I don't know -- Introspective knowledge -- Perceptual knowledge -- A priori knowledge -- Collective knowledge -- A look back -- Epistemology within a general theory of rationality -- The core concepts of epistemology
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ocn793359627
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Extent
1 online resource (viii, 153 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781400842308
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
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22573/cttmhcc
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)793359627
Label
When is true belief knowledge?, Richard Foley
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-148) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An observation -- Post-gettier accounts of knowledge -- Knowledge stories -- Intuitions about knowledge -- Important truths -- Maximally accurate and comprehensive beliefs -- The beetle in the box -- Knowledge blocks -- The theory of knowledge and theory of justified belief -- The value of true belief -- The value of knowledge -- The lottery and preface -- Reverse lottery stories -- Lucky knowledge -- Closure and skepticism -- Disjunctions -- Fixedness and knowledge -- Instability and knowledge -- Misleading defeaters -- Believing that I don't know -- Introspective knowledge -- Perceptual knowledge -- A priori knowledge -- Collective knowledge -- A look back -- Epistemology within a general theory of rationality -- The core concepts of epistemology
Control code
ocn793359627
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 153 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400842308
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttmhcc
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)793359627

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