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Ryle on Knowing How

Jason Stanley

in Know How

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695362
eISBN:
9780191729768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695362.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

Gilbert Ryle is well known for arguing that knowing how is not a kind of knowing that. The purpose of this chapter is to distinguish Ryle’s correct insights about action from his incorrect ... More


Rylean Arguments: Ancient and Modern

Paul F. Snowdon

in Knowing How: Essays on Knowledge, Mind, and Action

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195389364
eISBN:
9780199932368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389364.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The chapter is a critical and interpretative discussion of Ryle's views on knowing how, in particular as presented in his early paper ‘Knowing How and Knowing That.’ Some preliminary evidence is ... More


Between Barth and Wittgenstein

Jason A. Springs

in Toward a Generous Orthodoxy: Prospects for Hans Frei's Postliberal Theology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195395044
eISBN:
9780199866243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395044.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter explicates this trajectory of Frei's thinking over the course of his career. It challenges the prevailing belief that Frei's theology divides neatly into two distinct periods-the earlier ... More


The Metaphysics of Mind

Anthony Kenny

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192830708
eISBN:
9780191670527
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192830708.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The year 1989 was the centenary of the birth of Ludwig Wittgenstein. It also saw the fortieth anniversary of the publication of Gilbert Ryle's book The Concept of Mind. Their ideas have had a major ... More


The Analytic Perspective on the Idea

Simon Glendinning

in The Idea of Continental Philosophy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624706
eISBN:
9780748671885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624706.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

A key claim of the book is that the idea of Continental philosophy has its roots in analytic philosophy. This chapter engages with this theme by exploring texts that belong centrally to the ... More


Abilities and Know-How Attributions

Ephraim Glick

in Knowledge Ascriptions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693702
eISBN:
9780191741265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693702.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Anti-Intellectualists about know-how, following Ryle, hold that knowing how to do something is simply having the ability to do it. With qualifications, the chapter defends this traditional view. The ... More


Inference, Deduction, Logic

Ian Rumfitt

in Knowing How: Essays on Knowledge, Mind, and Action

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195389364
eISBN:
9780199932368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389364.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Gilbert Ryle tried to carry his ‘anti-intellectualist’ crusade into the province of logic, long taken to be one of the opposition's strongholds. Throughout that crusade, Ryle rightly stressed the ... More


Valedictory Lecture: My Philosophical Development (and Impressions of Philosophers Whom i Met Along the Way)

G. A. Cohen

Michael Otsuka (ed.)

in Finding Oneself in the Other

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148809
eISBN:
9781400845323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148809.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter talks about how the author had come to study philosophy, his impressions on the philosophers he'd encountered in his studies, and other anecdotes from his academic career. It covers ... More


Allies for Barth’s Heirs: Wittgenstein and Ordinary Language Philosophy

John Allan Knight

in Liberalism versus Postliberalism: The Great Divide in Twentieth-Century Theology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199969388
eISBN:
9780199301546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969388.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

If descriptivism is at the heart of liberalism’s method, then, at least for postliberals, rejecting the method of liberal theology requires a rejection of the descriptivist understanding of language. ... More


The Director: Self as The Unifyingcontext of Consciousness

Bernard J. Baars

in In the Theater of Consciousness: The Workspace of the Mind

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195102659
eISBN:
9780199864126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102659.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter argues that the “self” of everyday life can be seen as a context that maintains long-term stability in our experiences and actions. Over many different situations we still manage to ... More


Being a (A-)Moral Person and Caring about Morality

Thomas Schramme

in Being Amoral: Psychopathy and Moral Incapacity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027915
eISBN:
9780262320382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027915.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The chapter starts from a specific interpretation of what it means to know the difference between right and wrong, which stems from Gilbert Ryle. To know the difference between right and wrong ... More


Knowing-How and Knowing-To

Stephen Hetherington and Karyn L. Lai

in The Philosophical Challenge from China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028431
eISBN:
9780262323628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028431.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Since the 1940s, Western epistemology has discussed Gilbert Ryle’s distinction between knowledge-that and knowledge-how. Ryle argued that intelligent actions – manifestations of knowledge-how – are ... More


Forgetting the Difference between Right and Wrong

Sarah McGrath

in Intuition, Theory, and Anti-Theory in Ethics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198713227
eISBN:
9780191781650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713227.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores a neglected puzzle due to Gilbert Ryle. According to Ryle, while non-moral knowledge can at least in principle always be lost in virtue of being forgotten, it would be absurd ... More


Highlights of a Difficult History

Christopher Mole

in Attention Is Cognitive Unison: An Essay in Philosophical Psychology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195384529
eISBN:
9780199872817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384529.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 1 traces the history of a disagreement about the sort of explanation that should be given for attention. The history begins with F. H. Bradley’s 1886 complaint that his contemporaries has ... More


The Problem of Feelings

James D. Laird

in Feelings: The Perception of Self

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195098891
eISBN:
9780199893614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098891.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter outlines the purpose of the book, which is to persuade the reader that the self-perception view of feelings is very well supported, by many different strands of research involving ... More


Losing Moral Knowledge

Sarah McGrath

in Moral Knowledge

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198805410
eISBN:
9780191843488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805410.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Some philosophers—including Gilbert Ryle, Ronald Dworkin, and Thomas Nagel—have held that there are important respects in which our cognitive relationship to morality is more secure than our ... More


Thick Evaluation

Simon Kirchin

in Thick Evaluation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198803430
eISBN:
9780191841613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803430.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Having dismissed two other anti-separationist strategies, this chapter presents the best way of attacking separationism and articulating nonseparationism. It is denied that thick concepts can be ... More


Varieties of Aboutness

Stephen Yablo

in Aboutness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144955
eISBN:
9781400845989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144955.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

A few philosophers have tried to think systematically about subject matter. Gilbert Ryle thought a sentence was about the items mentioned in it. Nelson Goodman thought it was about the items ... More


The Rise and Fall of Early Non-Descriptive Approaches

Amie L. Thomasson

in Norms and Necessity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190098193
eISBN:
9780190098223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190098193.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter recounts the early history of non-descriptive approaches to modality and why they fell out of favor. It begins by tracing the challenges of understanding modality back to British ... More


Beginnings of an Account

John Schwenkler

in Anscombe’s Intention: A Guide

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190052027
eISBN:
9780190052065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190052027.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses the argument of Sections 5-18 of G.E.M. Anscombe’s Intention. It begins by considering Anscombe’s reasons for defining the concept of intentional action according to “a certain ... More


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