How do you decide what to believe?
Friends tell you one thing, authorities say something else, and the evidence points in yet another direction. Because we are deluged by a constant flood of information from a wide variety of sources, each of us must evaluate and decide for ourselves what information is reliable and what is not. The theory of knowledge can guide us in deciding what to believe, what to ignore, what to question, and what we don't know. It separates well-founded beliefs from assumptions, rumors, and myths.