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Knowledge Ascriptions

Jessica Brown and Mikkel Gerken


Knowledge ascriptions, such as ‘Sam knows that Obama is president of the United States’, play a central role in our cognitive and social lives. For example, they are closely related to epistemic assessments of action. As a result, knowledge ascriptions are a central topic of research in both philosophy and science. The line-up for this collection of chapters on knowledge ascriptions consists of world-class philosophers who offer novel approaches to this long-standing topic. The contributions exemplify three recent approaches to knowledge ascriptions. First, a linguistic turn according to which ... More

Keywords: knowledge ascriptions, know-how, linguistic philosophy, empirical philosophy, social epistemology, group knowledge, philosophical methodology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199693702
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693702.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jessica Brown, editor
Arché Philosophical Research Centre, University of St Andrews

Mikkel Gerken, editor
University of Copenhagen

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