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How to Do Things with Fictions

Joshua Landy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195188561
eISBN:
9780199949458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188561.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book offers a new rationale for the place of literary reading in the well-lived life. While it is often assumed that fictions must be informative or morally improving in order to be of any real ... 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


Intra-Industry Differences I: Why Companies Differ

Mari Sako

in Shifting Boundaries of the Firm: Japanese Company - Japanese Labour

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199268160
eISBN:
9780191708534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268160.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter presents a study of supplier development activities in the automobile sector. The national institutions of corporate governance in Japan make it easier for all Japanese automobile ... More


Know How

Jason Stanley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695362
eISBN:
9780191729768
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695362.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

The thesis of this book is that knowing how to do something amounts to knowing facts. The facts are those that answer a question about how one could do it. Elaborating the conception of knowledge how ... More


Government and Markets

Raymond Plant

in The Neo-liberal State

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199281756
eISBN:
9780191713040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281756.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

This chapter has as its main focus the nature and scope of markets in neo‐liberal thought. The first part of the chapter looks at the critique of economic planning of the economy and of government ... More


Perceptual experience and the capacity to act

Susanna Schellenberg

in Perception, Action, and Consciousness: Sensorimotor Dynamics and Two Visual Systems

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199551118
eISBN:
9780191594960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551118.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter develops and defends the capacity view, that is, the view that the ability to perceive the perspective-independent or intrinsic properties of objects depends on the perceiver's capacity ... More


Could Consciousness Be Physical? The Brain Maintained

Jesse J. Prinz

in The Conscious Brain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195314595
eISBN:
9780199979059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314595.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The most famous objection to physicalism may be Frank Jackson's knowledge argument, a thought experiment involving a person who knows everything about the brain, but does not know what it's like to ... More


The Value of Understanding

Jonathan Kvanvig

in Epistemic Value

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199231188
eISBN:
9780191710827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231188.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Understanding has a special kind of value that other epistemic states such as knowledge do not, and this fact threatens the justification for the focus on knowledge that the history of epistemology ... More


Knowledge Ascriptions

Jessica Brown and Mikkel Gerken (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693702
eISBN:
9780191741265
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693702.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Knowledge ascriptions, such as ‘Sam knows that Obama is president of the United States’, play a central role in our cognitive and social lives. For example, they are closely related to epistemic ... More


Everydayness

John Richardson

in Existential Epistemology: A Heideggerian Critique of the Cartesian Project

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198239222
eISBN:
9780191598319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019823922X.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The first chapter gives Heidegger's account of our (Dasein's) everyday or ordinary condition. This requires laying out the system of Being and Time's first Division, which offers that account; I try ... More


Increasing Self-Employment Earnings

Gary S. Fields

in Working Hard, Working Poor: A Global Journey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794645
eISBN:
9780199928606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794645.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

In the countries in which the world's poor are concentrated, the great majority of working people are self-employed. As detailed in this chapter, a program to increase the returns to self-employment ... More


From Knowledge to Understanding

Catherine Z. Elgin

in True Enough

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036535
eISBN:
9780262341370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036535.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In order to accommodate science, epistemology should focus on understanding rather than knowledge. Understanding is holistic and nonfactive. It involves knowing how to reason with, and perhaps how to ... More


Adaption without Insight?

Kim Sterelny

in A Different Kind of Animal: How Culture Transformed Our Species

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691195902
eISBN:
9781400888528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195902.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter looks at how philosopher Kim Sterelny endorses the main contours of Robert Boyd's argument that humans are outliers in their capacity to adapt to many environments. However, Sterelny ... More


Artisans, Spies, and Manufacturers: Eighteenth-century Transfers of Technology from the Ottoman Empire to France

Nelly Hanna

in Ottoman Egypt and the Emergence of the Modern World: 1500-1800

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774166648
eISBN:
9781617975905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166648.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The dominant historical view is that technology in the modern and early modern period was a European domain, while the world outside Europe was the passive recipient of this know-how. Historians can ... More


The Collapse of the American Management Mystique

Robert R. Locke

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198774068
eISBN:
9780191695339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198774068.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, International Business

Every nation likes to believe myths about itself. Americans' belief in the superiority of their managerial know-how seemed to be among those most solidly based in reality. Yet, the author argues, ... More


Group Know-How

S. Orestis Palermos and Deborah P. Tollefsen

in Socially Extended Epistemology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198801764
eISBN:
9780191840357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801764.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

While mainstream epistemology has recently turned its focus on individual know-how (e.g., knowing-how to swim, ride a bike, play chess, etc.), there is very little, if any, work on group know-how ... More


Ritual Knowledge

Terence Cuneo

in Ritualized Faith: Essays on the Philosophy of Liturgy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198757757
eISBN:
9780191817663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757757.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

Most work in religious epistemology has concerned itself with propositional knowledge. This chapter explores the role of knowing how in the religious life. Specifically, it explores the role of ... More


Know-How, Performance Enhancement, and Guidance Control

J. Adam Carter

in Autonomous Knowledge: Radical Enhancement, Autonomy, and the Future of Knowing

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780192846921
eISBN:
9780191939365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192846921.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

If intellectualism about knowledge-how is true (and so, if knowledge-how is a species of knowledge-that), then to the extent that we need an autonomy condition on know-how, it will be (simply) an ... More


Knowledge, Action, and Defeasibility

Carlotta Pavese

in Reasons, Justification, and Defeat

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198847205
eISBN:
9780191882111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847205.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This essay reviews some motivations for a ‘knowledge-centered psychology’—a psychology where knowledge enters center stage in an explanation of intentional action (Section 8.2). Then it outlines a ... More


Practical Knowledge

Kieran Setiya

in Practical Knowledge: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190462925
eISBN:
9780190462949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190462925.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter argues that we know without observation or inference at least some of what we are doing intentionally. Such knowledge is epistemically perplexing, since it does not rest on sufficient ... More


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