SOPhiA 2022

Salzburgiense Concilium Omnibus Philosophis Analyticis

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Novel Approaches to Knowledge-How and Skilled Action
(Workshop 5, )

A The philosophical debate concerning knowledge-how is often framed as a divide between intellectualists, who argue that knowledge-how can be reduced to knowledge-that, and anti-intellectualists, who deny this. However, newly emerging positions at the intersection of philosophy of mind and cognitivie science are hard to place on either side of this debate because they combine aspects of both camps. With intellectualists, they focus on the internal mental states of agents to whom we want to ascribe knowledge-how. Knowledge-how and skilled action should qualify in certain respects as intelligent achievements. With anti-intellectualists, they argue that these states do not need to be belief-like. Important subjects of discussion within the contemporary debate are the nature, content, and functional role of the representations involved in acquiring and possessing knowledge-how and the relation between knowledge-how and performing skilled bodily action. This workshop aims to address these and other subjects related to the nature of knowledge-how.

Time: 16:00-19:30, 08 September 2022 (Thursday)
Location: SR 1.006

Peter Brössel 
(Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany)

Eline Kuipers  
(Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany)

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