What our Rylean Ancestors Knew: More on Knowing How and Knowing That

Shieber, Joseph (2003) What our Rylean Ancestors Knew: More on Knowing How and Knowing That. In: Pre-Proceedings of the 26th International Wittgenstein Symposium. Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, Kirchberg am Wechsel, pp. 328-330.


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In their recent article "Knowing How,�1 Jason Stanley and Timothy Williamson deny that there is a fundamental distinction between knowing-how and knowing-that, claiming instead that knowledge-how is rather a form of knowledge-that. I contend that Stanley and Williamson are incorrect in rejecting the distinction between knowledgehow and knowledge-that. Our Rylean ancestors, and Ryle himself, had a genuine insight in recognizing knowing-how and knowing-that as distinct phenomena. This discussion will be divided into two sections. In section 1, I discuss some implications of what I take to be our naïve notion of knowing-that. In section 2, I turn to a defense of Ryle"s argument in favor of the distinction between knowledgehow and knowledge-that against the criticisms leveled against it by Stanley and Williamson.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Knowhing How; Knowing That;Ryle, G.;
Subjects: Philosophie > Philosophische Journale, Kongresse, Vereinigungen > Wittgenstein Symposium Kirchberg, Pre-Proceedings > Kirchberg 2003
Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Logik, analytische Philosophie
Depositing User: Stefan Köstenbauer
Date Deposited: 29 May 2008 07:13
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2011 18:52
URI: http://sammelpunkt.philo.at/id/eprint/1747

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