Know-How: Certainty, Mastery or Both?

Britt Harrison

Abstract



The Third Wittgenstein reading of On Certainty proposes that
our foundational ways of acting, which Wittgenstein takes to be our hinge certainty,
are a kind of know-how. In this paper, I motivate and contextualise my claim that
Wittgensteinian know-how provides a rich set of resources and insights, which might
be fruitfully brought to bear on the current debate about the relation between
know-how and know-that.

Keywords


philosophy; 20th century philosophy; Wittgenstein Ludwig; know-how; certainty; hinge proposition; intellectualism; competence

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