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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


Mastery

Charles Travis

in Thought's Footing: Themes in Wittgenstein's “Philosophical Investigations”

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199291465
eISBN:
9780191710667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291465.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter focuses on the discussion of language games at the beginning of the Investigations (broadly, in the first twenty-five paragraphs). It shows how there can be room for the parochial in ... More


Tracking, Competence, and Knowledge

Ernest Sosa

in The Oxford Handbook of Epistemology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130058
eISBN:
9780199833481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130057.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In “Tracking, Competence, and Knowledge,” Ernest Sosa notes that in attempting to account for the conditions for knowledge, externalists have proposed that the justification condition be replaced or ... More


Knowledge, Conceptual Knowledge, and the Iconic Route to Grasping an Idea

Catherine Rowett

in Knowledge and Truth in Plato: Stepping Past the Shadow of Socrates

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199693658
eISBN:
9780191850561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199693658.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter sketches the reasons for taking Plato’s term episteme and related ‘knowledge’ terms to refer to an irreducible kind of knowledge that is not standardly included in lists of key types of ... More


Literary Humanism: Analytical Objections and Responses

Richard Gaskin

in Language, Truth, and Literature: A Defence of Literary Humanism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199657902
eISBN:
9780191756337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657902.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Language

In this chapter a distinction is made between propositional and non-propositional knowledge and it is argued, against a number of critics, that works of literature typically convey propositional ... More


Recovering Understanding

Linda Trinkaus Zagzebski

in Epistemic Values: Collected Papers in Epistemology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780197529171
eISBN:
9780197529201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197529171.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues that understanding and certainty are two fundamental epistemic values that have dominated epistemological writing at different periods of history. Knowledge has been associated ... More


Epistemic Autonomy and Knowledge Defeat

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/9780192846921.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 3 highlights an important epistemological implication of the view developed so far—which is that the inclusion of an autonomous belief condition on propositional knowledge implies that ... More


Conclusions and Further Tasks

Catherine Rowett

in Knowledge and Truth in Plato: Stepping Past the Shadow of Socrates

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199693658
eISBN:
9780191850561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199693658.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The chapter starts by telling a narrative to explain how and why the author came to reject the mistaken assumptions with which the research began, and how these initial assumptions had assumed false ... More


Introduction: Framing Knowledge and Skepticism

Joseph Keim Campbell, Michael O’Rourke, and Harry S. Silverstein

in Knowledge and Skepticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014083
eISBN:
9780262265782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014083.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The first few chapters of this book concern the intrinsic and extrinsic nature of knowledge. Here David Hemp provides a defense of Dretske’s claim that when knowledge is based on evidence, this ... More


A Commentary on a Midrash: Metaphors about Metaphor

Samuel Lebens

in Jewish Philosophy in an Analytic Age

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198811374
eISBN:
9780191848407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198811374.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In this philosophical commentary on a Midrash about the Song of Songs, I attempt to showcase the ways in which analytic philosophy can help one to unpack the Midrash, and how the Midrash can also ... More


The Powers of Comprehension

Nicholas D. Smith

in Summoning Knowledge in Plato's Republic

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198842835
eISBN:
9780191878756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842835.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Explains Plato’s analyses of the three cognitive powers: knowledge, opinion, and ignorance. Shows why Plato’s epistemology in the Republic should not be understood in terms of the more familiar ... More


Being in Touch

Colin Marshall

in Compassionate Moral Realism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198809685
eISBN:
9780191846953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809685.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues for the existence of a specific irreplaceable epistemic good: being in touch. Being in touch is more or less the good of perceiving or experiencing things as they are in ... More


Knowledge First: An Introduction

J. Adam Carter, Emma C. Gordon, and Benjamin W. Jarvis

in Knowledge First: Approaches in Epistemology and Mind

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198716310
eISBN:
9780191785023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198716310.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In this introductory chapter, the volume’s editors provide a theoretical background to the volume’s topic and a brief overview of the papers included. The chapter is divided into five parts: Section ... 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


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