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Knowledge of Action

Adrian Haddock

in The Nature and Value of Knowledge: Three Investigations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199586264
eISBN:
9780191723360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586264.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

This chapter argues that knowledge of one's intentional action can also be understood as knowledge of a transparent fact, which constitutes an entitlement to the belief this knowledge involves. It ... More


Incontinence

Sarah Broadie

in Ethics with Aristotle

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195085600
eISBN:
9780199833108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195085604.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Discusses Aristotle's limitation of incontinence proper to the field of temperance, temptation by noble ends, the nature of incontinent ignorance, and what it is to use one's practical knowledge.


Intentional Action

Roger Teichmann

in The Philosophy of Elizabeth Anscombe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199299331
eISBN:
9780191715068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299331.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The account, in Intention, of intentional action and of expressions of intention makes use of three important notions: non-observational knowledge, the question ‘Why?’ in its reason-demanding sense, ... More


Chapter Eight

A. W. Moore

in Points of View

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250623
eISBN:
9780191598050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250622.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

I argue that we can make sense of (i). I give a very general account of knowledge, and then identify ineffable knowledge as a kind of practical knowledge (though, in the course of doing this, I try ... 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


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


Practice Makes Perfect: Knowledge of Materials in Classical Athens

T. E. Rihll and J. V. Tucker

in Science and Mathematics in Ancient Greek Culture

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198152484
eISBN:
9780191710049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152484.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

From the 5th century BC, complex material processing technologies were in operation on an industrial scale in classical Athens, in the great enterprises of the Laurium. These productive processes, ... More


Knowledge as Emotion

Susan James

in Passion and Action: The Emotions in Seventeenth-Century Philosophy

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250135
eISBN:
9780191597794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250134.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Alongside the view that we need passion to motivate us to acquire knowledge, we find in the seventeenth century the idea that knowledge itself—and especially practical knowledge—has an emotional ... More


Culture as a Knowledge Asset

Max H. Boisot

in Knowledge Assets: Securing Competitive Advantage in the Information Economy

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296072
eISBN:
9780191685194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296072.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Organization Studies

Culture works at many levels of aggregation. The culture of a group, firm, industry or profession; of a region; and of a country, can be discussed. Yet at whatever level is chosen to define it – ... More


The Practical Knowledge Response

Berislav Marušić

in Evidence and Agency: Norms of Belief for Promising and Resolving

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198714040
eISBN:
9780191782497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714040.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

This chapter consider and rejects the Practical Knowledge Response. According to this response, we can rationally believe that we will do what we are promising or resolving to do, when promising or ... More


The Desire to Know The Desire to Know Metaphysics A 1

Giuseppe Cambiano

in Aristotle's Metaphysics Alpha: Symposium Aristotelicum

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199639984
eISBN:
9780191743337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639984.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter analyses how Aristotle explains and justifies his initial statement that all men by nature desire to know. In particular, it aims at clarifying how Aristotle argues that human knowledge ... More


Practical Knowledge

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/9780190052027.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses the argument of Sections 44-48 of G.E.M. Anscombe’s Intention. It begins by situating her appeal to the concept of practical knowledge in relation to the philosophy of Thomas ... More


The Complete Object of Practical Knowledge

Stephen Engstrom

in The Highest Good in Aristotle and Kant

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198714019
eISBN:
9780191782244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714019.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter argues that Aristotle and Kant, taking seriously the confidence that ordinary human practical thought has in its capacity for knowledge of the good, share an insight into the nature of ... More


Claims of Legal Authorities and ‘Expressions of Intention’: The Limits of Philosophy of Language

Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco

in Law and Language: Current Legal Issues Volume 15

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199673667
eISBN:
9780191751769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673667.003.0042
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter shows the importance of authorities' claims in shaping and creating the law according to the ‘guise of the good’ model. It also shows that an investigation into the philosophy of ... More


Conclusion: Conscience and the Composition of Piers Plowman

SARAH WOOD

in Conscience and the Composition of Piers Plowman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199653768
eISBN:
9780191741678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653768.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

The Conclusion turns from the internal ‘history’ of the poem's process of composition to its external history. The multiple discourses upon which Langland draws in his presentation of Conscience ... More


Practical Knowledge and Acting Together

Olle Blomberg

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/9780198801764.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explores a problem that joint action raises for an influential philosophical view of the nature of intentional action. According to this view, an agent is intentionally -ing if and only ... More


Anscombe on Practical Knowledge

Richard Moran

in The Philosophical Imagination: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190633776
eISBN:
9780190633806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190633776.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

The notion of “practical knowledge” is a central part of the philosophical account of intentional action in Elizabeth Anscombe’s monograph Intention. It is characterized in a number of different ... More


Building the Intentional University: Minerva and the Future of Higher Education

Stephen M. Kosslyn and Ben Nelson (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262037150
eISBN:
9780262343695
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037150.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Higher education is in crisis. It is too expensive, ineffective, and impractical for many of the world’s students. But how would you reinvent it for the twenty-first century—how would you build it ... More


Jacques Maritain and the Philosophy of Cooperation

Lawrence Dewan

in Wisdom, Law, and Virtue: Essays in Thomistic Ethics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227969
eISBN:
9780823237210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227969.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In Man and the State, Jacques Maritain notes that with the Universal Declaration of Rights published by the United Nations in 1948, men “mutually opposed in their ... More


Anscombe on 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/9780190462925.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter argues that, for Anscombe, practical knowledge is only sometimes ‘the cause of what it understands’. It is the formal cause of action when the action is ‘formally the description of an ... More


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