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When Is True Belief Knowledge?$
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Richard Foley

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780691154725

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691154725.001.0001

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Intuitions about Knowledge

Intuitions about Knowledge

(p.12) Chapter 4 Intuitions about Knowledge
When Is True Belief Knowledge?

Richard Foley

Princeton University Press

This chapter considers the intuitions elicited from knowledge stories. It remarks that intuitions can be useful but only as starting points, not rigid constraints. The chapter thus provides a framework that can be used to explain how and why intuitions arise. More importantly, this framework can be used to engage the various philosophical questions and puzzles that arise about knowledge, from why knowledge is valuable and what its relationship is with justified belief to whether it can be acquired by luck and why it is we are so often willing to admit that something we believe to be true is nonetheless not something we know.

Keywords:   intuitions, justified belief, facts, individual human knowledge, knowledge stories

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