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Published: 16 February 2012

416 Pages


ISBN: 9780195389364

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Knowing How

Essays on Knowledge, Mind, and Action

Edited by John Bengson and Edited by Marc A. Moffett

  • All essays are previously unpublished and are written by leading figures in contemporary philosophy and linguistics.
  • Covers a broad range of topics dealing with tacit and procedural knowledge, skill and representation, expertise, intelligence and intelligent action, the nature of ability, the syntax and semantics of embedded questions, the mind-body problem, the connection between knowledge and understanding, and the relation between theory and practice.
  • Contains interdisciplinary articles discussing recent empirical research (e.g., the psychology of skill) and state of the art linguistic theory (e.g., Construction Grammar).
  • Several essays discuss Ryle's legacy and explore the notion of practical knowledge in Greek philosophy, tracing the origins of the contemporary debate and inspiring the topic with a historical perspective.
  • Addresses implications and applications of the debate on knowing how for virtue epistemology, ethics, philosophy of language, philosophy of logic, philosophy of mind, and cognitive science.
  • A substantive opening essay illuminates the tate of play in the current debate on knowing how, summarizing the central issues and arguments and placing them in a broader theoretical context.
  • Well-suited for upper-level undergraduate courses and graduate (postgraduate) seminars.
  • A fascinating resource for philosophers, psychologists, and linguists.