Abilities and Know-How Attributions

Ephraim Glick

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Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199693702
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191741265 | DOI:
Abilities and Know-How Attributions

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Anti-Intellectualists about know-how, following Ryle, hold that knowing how to do something is simply having the ability to do it. With qualifications, the chapter defends this traditional view. The central motivation is drawn from observations about what is involved in learning to do something. Two sorts of ability are distinguished and the thesis is defended against putative counterexamples.

Keywords: Gilbert Ryle; know-how; knowledge; learning; learning-how; learning-to; ability; Intellectualism

Chapter.  10390 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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