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    Knowledge how in philosophy of action

    Hornsby, Jennifer (2017) Knowledge how in philosophy of action. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 80 , pp. 87-104. ISSN 1358-2461.

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    Abstract

    I maintain that an account of knowledge how to do something – an account which might be supposed to uncover ‘the nature’ of such knowledge – can't be got by considering what linguists tell us is expressed in ascriptions of knowing how. Attention must be paid to the knowledge that is actually being exercised when someone is doing something. I criticize some claims about ascriptions of knowledge-how which derive from contemporary syntactic and semantic theory. I argue that these claims can no more provide an understanding of what it is to intend to do something than of what it is to know how to do something. Philosophy, not linguistics, must be the source of such understanding.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Philosophy
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2017 08:09
    Last Modified: 26 Jun 2017 08:09
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/19035

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