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Jonathan Knowles and Thomas Raleigh

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780198803461

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198803461.001.0001

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Objectual Knowledge

Objectual Knowledge

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(p.260) 12 Objectual Knowledge
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Acquaintance
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Katalin Farkas

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198803461.003.0013

It is commonly assumed that besides knowledge of facts or truths, there is also knowledge of things—for example, we say that we know people or know places. We could call this ‘objectual knowledge’. In this chapter, I raise doubts about the idea that there is a sui generis objectual knowledge that is distinct from knowledge of truths.

Keywords:   interpersonal knowledge, knowledge in the biblical sense, knowledge by acquaintance, objectual knowledge, knowledge of things

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