- Stanley, Jason
- Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society
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).