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. Miami University Ph.D. Brown University

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RICHARD FOLEY has widely published on topics in epistemology. His latest book, When Is True Belief Knowledge?, was published by Princeton University Press in 2012. His previous books include Intellectual Trust in Oneself and Others (Cambridge University Press, 2001), Working Without a Net (Oxford University Press, 1993), and The Theory of Epistemic Rationality (Harvard University Press, 1987). He is currently at work on a book on the sciences and the humanities.

Foley served as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU from 2000 to 2009.

He was Vice Chancellor for Strategic Planning for the University from 2010 to 2015.

Foley's honors include Brown University's Distinguished Graduate Alumni Award, Notre Dame's Presidential Award for University Service, Notre Dame's Sheedy Award for Outstanding Teaching in the College of Arts and Science, and Notre Dame's Madden Award for Outstanding Teaching of First Year Students.


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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