Know-wh does not reduce to know that

American Philosophical Quarterly 53 (2):109-122 (2016)
Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Know -wh ascriptions are ubiquitous in many languages. One standard analysis of know -wh is this: someone knows-wh just in case she knows that p, where p is an answer to the question included in the wh-clause. Additional conditions have also been proposed, but virtually all analyses assume that propositional knowledge of an answer is at least a necessary condition for knowledge-wh. This paper challenges this assumption, by arguing that there are cases where we have knowledge-wh without knowledge- that of an answer, for example in the cases familiar from arguments for the Extended Mind hypothesis
PhilPapers/Archive ID
Upload history
Archival date: 2015-04-04
View other versions
Added to PP index

Total views
1,104 ( #3,196 of 55,816 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
65 ( #10,700 of 55,816 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.