The Nature of Knowing How


In their delightfully provocative paper, “Knowing How,” Jason Stanley and Timothy Williamson (“S&W”) reject Gilbert Ryle’s thesis (1949; 1971) that “there is a fundamental distinction between knowledge-how and knowledge-that” (2001: 411). Indeed, they seem to regard that widely accepted thesis as nothing but a “philosophical prejudice” (p. 431). They offer an ingenious linguistic argument for the sharply different view that “knowledge-how is simply a species of knowledge-that” (p. 411).

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@inproceedings{Devitt2011TheNO, title={The Nature of Knowing How}, author={Michael Devitt and Jason Stanley and Tim Williamson}, year={2011} }