Ideas of Richard Foley, by Theme

[American, fl. 2001, Professor at New York University.]

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2. Reason / A. Nature of Reason / 6. Coherence
Coherentists seek relations among beliefs that are simple, conservative and explanatory
13. Knowledge Criteria / A. Justification Problems / 3. Internal or External / a. Pro-internalism
Rational internal belief is conviction that a proposition enhances a belief system
13. Knowledge Criteria / A. Justification Problems / 3. Internal or External / c. Disjunctivism
Externalists want to understand knowledge, Internalists want to understand justification
13. Knowledge Criteria / B. Internal Justification / 2. Pragmatic justification
Justification comes from acceptable procedures, given practical constraints
We aren't directly pragmatic about belief, but pragmatic about the deliberation which precedes it