New York University
Department of Philosophy
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Photo of Richard FoleyRichard Foley
Professor of Philosophy; Vice Chancellor for Strategic Planning
70 Washington Square South, Room 1243
New York, NY 10012 

Phone: 212-992-8689


B.A. from Miami University, Ph.D. from Brown University.

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RICHARD FOLEY, Professor of Philosophy and Vice Chancellor of Strategic Planning. He served as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science from 2000-2009. Before coming to NYU, he was Executive Dean of Arts and Sciences, Dean of the Graduate School, and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Rutgers University. Earlier, he chaired the Philosophy Department at the University of Notre Dame. His main research interests are epistemology and epistemological issues in related fields. His most recent book is When Is True Belief Knowledge? (Princeton Press, 2012), and he is currently at work on a book titled The Sciences and the Humanities.


Recent Papers

“An Epistemology that Matters,” in Essays in Honor of Philip Quinn, ed. P. Weithman, 2008.
“Belief, Degrees of Belief, and the Lockean Thesis,” in Degrees of Belief, eds. F. Huber and C. Schmidt-Petri, 2008. 
“Universal Intellectual Trust,” in Episteme, 2005.
“A Trial Separation between the Theory of Knowledge and the Theory of Justified Belief,” in Ernest Sosa and His Critics, ed. J. Greco, 2004.

“Roderick M. Chisholm,” in MacMillan Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2004.

“Justified Belief as Responsible Belief,” in Contemporary Debates in Epistemology, eds. M. Steup and E. Sosa, 2003.

“Conceptual Diversity in Epistemology,” in The Oxford Handbook of Epistemology, ed. P. Moser, 2002.

“Epistemic Rationality as Invulnerability to Self-Criticism,” in Essential Knowledge, ed. S. Luper, 2002.

“Review of Timothy Williamson, Knowledge and Its Limits,”Mind, 2002.

“Three Attempts to Refute Skepticism and Why They Fail,” in The Skeptics: Contemporary Essays, ed. S. Luper, 2001.

“What Am I to Believe?,”Naturalism: A Critical Appraisal, eds. S. Wagner and R. Warner, 1993.
        Reprinted in J. Crumley, Readings in Epistemology, 1999.
        Reprinted in H. Kornblith, ed., Epistemology: Internalism and Externalism, 2001.

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