Knowledge and Action

Journal of Philosophy 105 (10):571-590 (2008)
Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Abstract
Judging by our folk appraisals, then, knowledge and action are intimately related. The theories of rational action with which we are familiar leave this unexplained. Moreover, discussions of knowledge are frequently silent about this connection. This is a shame, since if there is such a connection it would seem to constitute one of the most fundamental roles for knowledge. Our purpose in this paper is to rectify this lacuna, by exploring ways in which knowing something is related to rationally acting upon it, defending one particular proposal against anticipated objections.
ISBN(s)
0022-362X
PhilPapers/Archive ID
HAWKAA
Upload history
Archival date: 2013-10-21
View other versions
Added to PP index
2009-01-28

Total views
3,068 ( #568 of 51,670 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
244 ( #1,440 of 51,670 )

How can I increase my downloads?

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