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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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Fixedness and Knowledge

Fixedness and Knowledge

(p.88) Chapter 17 Fixedness and Knowledge
When Is True Belief Knowledge?

Richard Foley

Princeton University Press

This chapter illustrates fixedness of belief and how it can or cannot be considered knowledge. Ordinarily, when one has a true belief and also enough information to know, one's belief is neither impervious to change nor isolated from one's other beliefs about the situation. Fixedness as the chapter demonstrates can become something more akin to an obsession or a compulsion. Such a thing is not subject to the processes of regulation, revision, and influence that governs one's other opinions and thus looks more like a rigidified state external to one's belief system than something inside it, subject to the give and take of neighboring opinions.

Keywords:   fixedness, true beliefs, belief system, neighboring opinions, ordinary belief

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