Knowing-that, Knowing-how, or Knowing-to?

Journal of Philosophical Research 42:65-94 (2017)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

Gilbert Ryle has made the famous distinction between intellectual knowing-that and practical knowing-how. Since knowledge in Confucianism is not merely intellectual but also practical, many scholars have argued that such knowledge is knowing-how or, at least, very similar to it. In this essay, focusing on Wang Yangming’s moral knowledge, I shall argue that it is neither knowing-that nor knowing-how, but a third type of knowing, knowing-to. There is a unique feature of knowing-to that is not shared by either knowing-that or knowing-how: a person with knowing-to will act accordingly, while neither knowing-that nor knowing-how, whether separately or combined, will dispose or incline its possessor to act accordingly.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 92,168

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Knowing‐Wh and Embedded Questions.Ted Parent - 2014 - Philosophy Compass 9 (2):81-95.
Knowing-that, knowing-how, and knowing philosophically.Stephen Hetherington - 2008 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 77 (1):307-324.
What our Rylean Ancestors Knew: More on Knowing How and Knowing That.Joseph Shieber - 2003 - Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society 11:328-330.
Between Knowing How and Knowing That.Carlo Penco - 2014 - Liber Amicorum Pascal Engel.
Knowing and Valuing Fairness.J. M. Hinton - 1990 - Philosophy 65 (253):271 - 296.
Savoir Faire.Ian Rumfitt - 2003 - Journal of Philosophy 100 (3):158-166.
Knowing How, Knowing That, Knowing Technology.Per Norström - 2015 - Philosophy and Technology 28 (4):553-565.
Knowing-how and knowing-that.Jeremy Fantl - 2008 - Philosophy Compass 3 (3):451–470.
‘Religion’ in educational spaces.John I'Anson & Alison Jasper - 2011 - Arts and Humanities in Higher Education 10 (3):295-313.
Knowing that, knowing how, and knowing to do.Refeng Tang - 2011 - Frontiers of Philosophy in China 6 (3):426-442.
Ryle's Knowing how and knowing how to act.Jennifer Hornsby - 2011 - In John Bengson & Marc A. Moffett (eds.), Knowing How: Essays on Knowledge, Mind, and Action. Oxford University Press, Usa. pp. 80.
Erratum to: Knowing that, knowing how, and knowing to do. [REVIEW]Refeng Tang - 2011 - Frontiers of Philosophy in China 6 (4):665-665.

Analytics

Added to PP
2017-10-25

Downloads
130 (#141,319)

6 months
26 (#113,233)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Yong Huang
Chinese University of Hong Kong

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references