Chapter Eight

A. W. Moore

in Points of View

Published in print March 2000 | ISBN: 9780198250623
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598050 | DOI:
 Chapter Eight

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I argue that we can make sense of (i). I give a very general account of knowledge, and then identify ineffable knowledge as a kind of practical knowledge (though, in the course of doing this, I try to make clear that the relation between practical knowledge and the idiom ‘knows how to’ is not as straightforward as is commonly supposed). What distinguishes ineffable knowledge, on my account, is that it has nothing to answer to. Prime examples are certain states of understanding.

Keywords: ineffable; ineffable knowledge; knowledge; practical knowledge; understanding

Chapter.  11825 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Metaphysics

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