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Know How

Jason Stanley


The thesis of this book is that knowing how to do something amounts to knowing facts. The facts are those that answer a question about how one could do it. Elaborating the conception of knowledge how involves presenting more generally an account of what it is to know the answer to a question. The account of knowing an answer to a question, or knowledge-wh, leads to a novel defense of a Fregean view of propositions, according to which they contain ways of thinking (or modes of presentations) of objects. In explaining and defending the account of knowing how, the book lays out a conception of kn ... More

Keywords: knowledge, knowing how, knowledge-wh, semantics for questions, Fregean propositions, modes of presentation, ways of thinking, skill, ability, acting on a reason

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199695362
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695362.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jason Stanley, author
Rutgers University, New Jersey