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    Working Without a Net: A Study of Egocentric Epistemology.Richard Foley - 1992 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    In this new book, Foley defends an epistemology that takes seriously the perspectives of individual thinkers. He argues that having rational opinions is a matter of meeting our own internal standards rather than standards that are somehow imposed upon us from the outside. It is a matter of making ourselves invulnerable to intellectual self-criticism. Foley also shows how the theory of rational belief is part of a general theory of rationality. He thus avoids treating the rationality of belief as a (...)
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    The Theory of Epistemic Rationality.Richard Foley - 1987 - Harvard University Press.
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  3. Beliefs, Degrees of Belief, and the Lockean Thesis.Richard Foley - 2009 - In Franz Huber & Christoph Schmidt-Petri (eds.), Degrees of Belief. Springer. pp. 37-47.
    What propositions are rational for one to believe? With what confidence is it rational for one to believe these propositions? Answering the first of these questions requires an epistemology of beliefs, answering the second an epistemology of degrees of belief.
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    Intellectual Trust in Oneself and Others.Richard Foley - 2001 - Cambridge University Press.
    To what degree should we rely on our own resources and methods to form opinions about important matters? To what degree should we depend on various authorities, such as a recognized expert or a social tradition? In this provocative account of intellectual trust and authority, Richard Foley argues that it can be reasonable to have intellectual trust in oneself even though it is not possible to provide a defence of the reliability of one's faculties, methods and opinions that does not (...)
  5. The Epistemology of Belief and the Epistemology of Degrees of Belief.Richard Foley - 1992 - American Philosophical Quarterly 29 (2):111 - 124.
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    The Theory of Epistemic Rationality.Hilary Kornblith & Richard Foley - 1990 - Philosophical Review 99 (1):131.
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    Working Without a Net: A Study of Egocentric Epistemology.Richard Foley - 1993 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 56 (4):943-952.
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  8. ``Evidence and Reasons for Belief".Richard Foley - 1991 - Analysis 51 (2):98-102.
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    ``Justified Inconsistent Beliefs".Richard Foley - 1979 - American Philosophical Quarterly 16 (4):247-257.
  10. Justified Belief as Responsible Belief.Richard Foley - 2005 - In Ernest Sosa & Matthias Steup (eds.), Contemporary Debates in Epistemology. Blackwell. pp. 313--26.
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  11. Epistemic Conservatism.Richard Foley - 1983 - Philosophical Studies 43 (2):165 - 182.
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    When is True Belief Knowledge?Richard Foley - 2012 - Princeton University Press.
    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.
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  13. What's Wrong With Reliabilism?Richard Foley - 1985 - The Monist 68 (2):188-202.
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    Davidson's Theism?Richard Foley & Richard Fumerton - 1985 - Philosophical Studies 48 (1):83 - 89.
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    Conceptual Diversity in Epistemology.Richard Foley - 2002 - In Paul K. Moser (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Epistemology. Oxford University Press. pp. 177--203.
    In “Conceptual Diversity in Epistemology,” Richard Foley reflects on such central topics in epistemology as knowledge, warrant, rationality, and justification, with the purpose of distinguishing such concepts in a general theory. Foley uses “warrant” to refer to that which constitutes knowledge when added to true belief and suggests that rationality and justification are not linked to knowledge by necessity. He proceeds to offer a general schema for rationality. This schema enables a distinction between “rationality” and “rationality all things considered.” Foley (...)
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  16. Rationality and Intellectual Self-Trust.Richard Foley - 1998 - In William Ramsey & Michael R. DePaul (eds.), Rethinking Intuition: The Psychology of Intuition and its Role in Philosophical Inquiry. Rowman and Littlefield Publishers. pp. 241--56.
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    The Reliability of Sense Perception.Richard Foley & William P. Alston - 1995 - Philosophical Review 104 (1):133.
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    Working Without a Net: A Study of Egocentric Epistemology.Richard Fumerton & Richard Foley - 1995 - Philosophical Review 104 (1):141.
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  19. Epistemic Responsibility.Lorraine Code & Richard Foley - 1989 - Mind 98 (391):457-461.
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  20. A Trial Separation Between the Theory of Knowledge and the Theory of Justified Belief.Richard Foley - manuscript
    In his 1963 article, “Is Justified True Belief Knowledge?”1 Edmund Gettier devised a pair of counterexamples designed to illustrate that knowledge cannot be adequately defined as justified true belief. The basic idea behind both of his counterexamples is that one can be justified in believing a falsehood P from which one deduces a truth Q, in which case one has a justified true belief in Q but does not know Q. Gettier’s article inspired numerous other counterexamples, and the search was (...)
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    Being Knowingly Incoherent.Richard Foley - 1992 - Noûs 26 (2):181-203.
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    Universal Intellectual Trust.Richard Foley - 2005 - Episteme 2 (1):5-12.
    All of us get opinions from other people. And not just a few. We acquire opinions from others extensively and do so from early childhood through virtually every day of the rest our lives. Sometimes we rely on others for relatively inconsequential information. Is it raining outside? Did the Yankees win today? But we also depend on others for important or even life preserving information. Where is the nearest hospital? Do people drive on the left or the right here? We (...)
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    The Foundational Role of Epistemology in a General Theory of Rationality.Richard Foley - manuscript
    A common complaint against contemporary epistemology is that its issues are too rarified and, hence, of little relevance for the everyday assessments we make of each other=s beliefs. The notion of epistemic rationality focuses on a specific goal, that of now having accurate and comprehensive beliefs, whereas our everyday assessments of beliefs are sensitive to the fact that we have an enormous variety of goals and needs, intellectual as well as nonintellectual. Indeed, our everyday assessments often have a quasi-ethical dimension; (...)
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    What Am I to Believe?Richard Foley - manuscript
    The central issue of Descartes’s Meditations is an intensely personal one. Descartes asks a simple question of himself, one that each of us can also ask of ourselves, “What am I to believe?” One way of construing this question--indeed, the way Descartes himself construed it--is as a methodological one. The immediate aim is not so much to generate a specific list of propositions for me to believe. Rather, I want to formulate for myself some general advice about how to proceed (...)
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    Inferential Justification and the Infinite Regress.Richard Foley - 1978 - American Philosophical Quarterly 15 (4):311 - 316.
    It is commonly thought that the requirements of inferential justification are such that necessarily the process of inferentially justifying a belief will come to an end. But, If this is so, We should be able to pick out those requirements of justification which necessitate an end to the justification process. Unfortunately, Although there is nearly unanimous agreement as to the need for such an end, It is by no means clear which particular requirements of justification impose this need. I examine (...)
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    ``Epistemic Luck and the Purely Epistemic".Richard Foley - 1984 - American Philosophical Quarterly 21 (2):113-124.
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    An Epistemology That Matters.Richard Foley - 2008 - In Philip L. Quinn & Paul J. Weithman (eds.), Liberal Faith: Essays in Honor of Philip Quinn. University of Notre Dame Press.
    The two most fundamental questions for an epistemology are, what is involved in having good reasons to believe a claim, and what is involved in meeting the higher standard of knowing that a claim is true? The theory of justified belief tries to answer the former, whereas the theory of knowledge addresses the latter.
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  28. Compatibilism.Richard Foley - 1978 - Kind 87 (July):421-28.
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    Dretske's 'Information-Theoretic' Account of Knowledge.Richard Foley - 1987 - Synthese 70 (February):159-184.
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    How Should Future Opinion Affect Current Opinion?Richard Foley - 1994 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 54 (4):747-766.
  31. Epistemic Indolence: A Reply to Schmitt.Richard Foley & Richard Fumerton - 1984 - Mind 93 (369):108-110.
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    Quine and Naturalized Epistemology.Richard Foley - 1994 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 19 (1):243-260.
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    The Order Question.Richard Foley - 2010 - Ancient Philosophy 30 (1):57-72.
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    Fumerton's Puzzle.Richard Foley - 1990 - Journal of Philosophical Research 15:109-113.
    There is a puzzle that is faced by every philosophical account of rational belief, rational strategy, rational planning or whatever. I describe this puzzle, examine Richard Fumerton’s proposed solution to it and then go on to sketch my own preferred solution.
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    Epistemic Indolence.Richard Foley & Richard Fumerton - 1982 - Mind 91 (361):38-56.
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    Plato's Undividable Line: Contradiction and Method In.Richard Foley - 2008 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 46 (1):1-23.
    : Plato’s instructions entail that the line of Republic VI is divided so that the middle two segments are of equal length. Yet I argue that Plato’s elaboration of the significance of this analogy shows he believes that these segments are of unequal length because the domains they represent are not of equally clear mental states, nor perhaps of objects of equal reality. I label this inconsistency between Plato’s instructions and his explanation the “overdetermination problem.” The overdetermination problem has been (...)
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  37. Chapter 25. A Look Back.Richard Foley - 2012 - In When is True Belief Knowledge? Princeton University Press. pp. 121-123.
     
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  38. Index.Richard Foley - 2012 - In When is True Belief Knowledge? Princeton University Press. pp. 149-153.
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    Review: Knowledge and its Limits. [REVIEW]Richard Foley - 2002 - Mind 111 (443):718-726.
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    Compatibilism and Control Over the Past.Richard Foley - 1979 - Analysis 39 (March):70-74.
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    The Epistemology of Sosa.Richard Foley - 1994 - Philosophical Issues 5:1-14.
  42. Epistemically Rationality as Invulnerability to Self-Criticism.Richard Foley - manuscript
    Part of the appeal of classical foundationalism was that it purported to provide a definitive refutation of skepticism. With the fall of foundationalism, we can no longer pretend that such a refutation is possible. We must instead acknowledge that skeptical worries cannot be completely banished and that, thus, inquiry always involves an element of risk which cannot be eliminated by further inquiry, whether it be scientific or philosophical. The flip side of this point is that inquiry always involves some element (...)
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    Rationality, Belief and Commitment.Richard Foley - 1991 - Synthese 89 (3):365 - 392.
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    The Theory of Epistemic Rationality.Richard Foley - 1989 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 50 (1):159-168.
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    Three Attempts to Refute Skepticism and Why They Fail.Richard Foley - 2003 - In S. Luper (ed.), The Skeptics: Contemporary Essays. Ashgate Publishing.
    One of the advantages of classical foundationalism was that it was thought to provide a refutation of skeptical worries, which raise the specter that our beliefs might be extensively mistaken. The most extreme versions of these worries are expressed in familiar thought experiments such as the brain-in-a-vat hypothesis, which imagines a world in which, unbeknownst to you, your brain is in a vat hooked up to equipment programmed to provide it with precisely the same visual, auditory, tactile, and other sensory (...)
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    Epistemically Rational Belief and Responsible Belief.Richard Foley - 2000 - The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 5:181-188.
    Descartes, and many of the other great epistemologists of the modern period, looked to epistemology to put science and intellectual inquiry generally on a secure foundation. Epistemology’s role was to provide assurances of the reliability of properly conducted inquiry. Indeed, its role was nothing less than to be czar of the sciences and of intellectual inquiry in general. This conception of epistemology is now almost universally regarded as overly grandiose. Nonetheless, Descartes and the other great epistemologists of the modern era (...)
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    What’s Wrong With Reliabilism?Richard Foley - 1985 - The Monist 68 (2):188-202.
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  48. Sosa's Epistemology.Richard Foley - 1994 - Philosophical Issues 5:42-58.
     
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    Reply to Alston, Feldman and Swain.Richard Foley - 1989 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 50 (1):169 - 188.
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    Is It Possible to Have Contradictory Beliefs?Richard Foley - 1987 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 10 (1):327-355.
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