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Folk Psychology

Michael Devitt

in Ignorance of Language

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199250967
eISBN:
9780191603945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250960.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter considers the argument for the Representational Thesis (RT) from the folk psychological view that a person competent in a language “knows” the language. Despite Chomsky’s objections, it ... More


Two Conceptions of Mind and Action: Knowing how and the Philosophical Theory of Intelligence

John Bengson and Marc A. Moffett

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/9780195389364.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Some of our actions manifest states or qualities of mind, such as intelligence and skill. But what are these states or qualities, and how are they manifested in action? We articulate and examine ... More


Knowing How: Essays on Knowledge, Mind, and Action

John Bengson and Marc A. Moffett (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195389364
eISBN:
9780199932368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389364.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Knowledge how to do things is a pervasive and central element of everyday life. Yet it raises many difficult questions that must be answered by philosophers and cognitive scientists aspiring to ... More


Knowing How without Knowing That

Yuri Cath

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/9780195389364.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this chapter, I develop three different arguments against the thesis that knowledge how is a kind of knowledge that. Knowledge that is widely thought to be subject to an antiluck condition, a ... More


Knowledge-How: A Unified Account

Berit Brogaard

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/9780195389364.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Metaphysics/Epistemology

I argue for a unified theory of knowledge how that is compatible with the reductionist variety of intellectualism: knowledge how is reducible to knowledge that. But, I argue, there are knowledge ... More


Nonpropositional Intellectualism

John Bengson and Marc A. Moffett

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/9780195389364.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The question of the grounds of knowledge how can be distinguished from the question of the nature of knowledge how. We defend an intellectualist answer to the former question and an objectualist ... More


Knowing How and Epistemic Injustice

Katherine Hawley

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/9780195389364.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this chapter, I explore Miranda Fricker's notion of epistemic injustice as it applies to knowledge how. Epistemic injustice can involve unfairness in identifying people who possess knowledge. I ... More


Ryle's Knowing-How, and Knowing How to Act

Jennifer Hornsby

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/9780195389364.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Ryle's paper ‘Knowing How and Knowing That’ (1945), like chapter 2 of The Concept of Mind (1949), is concerned with how “thinking affects the course of practice,” but the paper treats a more ... More


Linguistic Knowledge

Michael Devitt

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/9780195389364.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Metaphysics/Epistemology

It is a truism that speakers of a language “know” the language. Many in philosophy and linguistics make a propositional assumption about this knowledge: it is knowledge that. Sometimes the knowledge ... 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


Knowing How and Knowing Answers

David Braun

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/9780195389364.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Metaphysics/Epistemology

I favor a version of intellectualism about knowing how. According to my version, which I call ‘The Answer Theory’, an agent knows how to G if and only if she knows a proposition that answers the ... More


Episteme

Myles F Burnyeat

in Episteme, etc.: Essays in Honour of Jonathan Barnes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199696482
eISBN:
9780191738036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696482.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

The topic is ancient Greek terms for knowing: three main verbs, three cognate nouns, how to translate them, and how to understand the relation between translation issues and philosophical ... More


Moral Understanding and Morally Worthy Action

Alison Hills

in The Beloved Self: Morality and the Challenge from Egoism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199213306
eISBN:
9780191594212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213306.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

What is it to understand why a moral proposition is true? Moral understanding, in this sense, differs from moral knowledge (both knowledge that p is true and knowledge why it is true). Moral ... More


Knowledge Ascription by Grammatical Construction

Laura A. Michaelis

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/9780195389364.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter contends that neither the intellectualist nor the Rylean model provides an adequate semantic analysis of the two major complementation patterns attested for verbs of knowledge ... 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


How to Resolve ‘How To’

Jonathan Ginzburg

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/9780195389364.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Metaphysics/Epistemology

It is argued that intellectualism is incompatible with the facts about complementation in a variety of languages. It is also argued that one of the main empirical bases for anti-intellectualism (the ... More


Practical Expertise

Julia Annas

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/9780195389364.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Practical expertise may seem like routine activity in being direct and effortless, but this is misleading. In both the way it is developed and the way it is exercised, practical expertise requires ... 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


Other locutions: Knowing how to. The Inquirer and the Apprentice. ‘Knows how to’ compared with ‘can’—and with ‘knows that’

Edward Craig

in Knowledge and the State of Nature: An Essay in Conceptual Synthesis

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238799
eISBN:
9780191597237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238797.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

‘Knows how to’ (‘knows’ in the capacity sense) appears synonymous with ‘can’, and yet ‘can’ does not primarily tell us about someone's capacity as an informant, suggesting that the practical ... More


Knowledgeable Action

Joshua Shepherd

in The Shape of Agency: Control, Action, Skill, Knowledge

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198866411
eISBN:
9780191898556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198866411.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter develops an account of a different mode of agentive excellence. This one essentially involves knowledge of action and knowledge of how to act. Here we call it knowledgeable action. The ... More


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