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Intellectual Trust in Oneself and Others : Cambridge Studies in Philosophy - Richard Foley

Intellectual Trust in Oneself and Others

Cambridge Studies in Philosophy

Hardcover Published: 13th August 2001
ISBN: 9780521793087
Number Of Pages: 194

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To what degree should we rely on our own resources and methods to form opinions about important matters? To what degree should we depend on various authorities, such as a recognized expert or a social tradition? In this provocative account of intellectual trust and authority, Richard Foley argues that it can be reasonable to have intellectual trust in oneself even though it is not possible to provide a defense of the reliability of one's faculties, methods, and opinions that does not beg the question. Moreover, he shows how this account of intellectual self-trust can be used to understand the degree to which it is reasonable to rely on alternative authorities. This book will be of interest to advanced students and professionals working in the fields of philosophy and the social sciences as well as anyone looking for a unified account of the issues at the center of intellectual trust.

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'... a novel attempt to address the important and neglected topic of intellectual trust. Foley is clear and original. his book should be read.' The Philosophical Quarterly

Intellectual Trust in Oneself
The importance of intellectual self-trust
Intellectual self-trust, rational belief and invulnerability to self-criticism
Empirical challenges to self-trust
Intellectual Trust in Others and in One's Own Future and Past Self
Self-trust and the authority of others
Past opinion and current opinion
Future opinion and current opinion
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ISBN: 9780521793087
ISBN-10: 0521793084
Series: Cambridge Studies in Philosophy
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 194
Published: 13th August 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.45