Knowledge-How and Epistemic Luck

J. Adam Carter, Duncan Pritchard

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Reductive intellectualists (e.g., Stanley & Williamson 2001; Stanley 2011a; 2011b; Brogaard 2008; 2009; 2011) hold that knowledge-how is a kind of knowledge-that. For this thesis to hold water, it is obviously important that knowledge-how and knowledge-that have the same epistemic properties. In particular, knowledge-how ought to be compatible with epistemic luck to the same extent as knowledge-that. It is argued, contra reductive intellectualism, that knowledge-how is compatible with a species of epistemic luck which is not compatible with knowledge-that, and thus it is claimed that knowledge-how and knowledge-that come apart.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)440-453
Issue number3
Early online date21 Nov 2013
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2015

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • knowledge-how
  • epistemic luck


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