In this paper, we present a number of problems for intellectualism about knowledge-how, and in particular for the version of the view developed by Stanley & Williamson 2001. Their argument draws on the alleged uniformity of 'know how'-and 'know wh'-ascriptions. We offer a series of considerations to the effect that this assimilation is problematic. Firstly, in contrast to 'know wh'-ascriptions, 'know how'-ascriptions with known negative answers are false. Secondly, knowledge-how obeys closure principles whose counterparts fail for knowledge-wh and knowledge-that. Thirdly, as opposed to knowledge-wh and knowledge-that, knowledge-how is inferentially isolated from further knowledge-that. We close by providing some evidence against the further reduction of knowledge-wh to knowledge-that, which is presupposed by the intellectualist theory under discussion.
|Number of pages||45|
|Journal||Grazer Philosophische Studien|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Oct 2008|
Sgaravatti, D., & Zardini, E. (2008). Knowing how to establish intellectualism. Grazer Philosophische Studien, 77, 217-261. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/rodopi/gps/2008/00000077/00000001/art00010