Know-how as the cognitive basis of skill
Author(s)Bianchi, Dylan Mila
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Linguistics and Philosophy.
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This thesis seeks to develop and defend conceptions of know-how that shed light on the state's theoretical role as the cognitive basis of skilled action. In Chapter 1, 1 propose an account of knowhow based on the idea of information being accessible for a purpose. I argue that an account of this form sheds new light on the explanatory relationship between knowing how to o and being able to o. In Chapter 2, I develop the core components of a cognitivist, yet rule-free, conception of know-how. I show how this conception better accommodates the phenomenology of fluent skilled action and provides resources for a new way of thinking about practical modes of presentation. In Chapter 3, I explore the relationship between the know-how/know-that distinction and socioeconomic inequality
Thesis: Ph. D. in Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, 2017.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (pages 86-93).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Linguistics and Philosophy.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Linguistics and Philosophy.