procedural knowledge

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Information about how to carry out sequences of operations—knowing how in contrast to knowing that—sometimes lacking awareness and understanding of how to perform certain tasks and therefore being a form of non-declarative knowledge. The English philosopher Gilbert Ryle (1900–76) argued in The Concept of Mind (1949) that it cannot be reduced to declarative knowledge of facts. See also knowledge, mirror drawing, procedural memory. Compare acquaintanceship knowledge, declarative knowledge.

Subjects: Psychology.

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