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CFA: CSE 2015 Knowing How



International Symposium

November 6-7, 2015

University of Montreal

Quebec, Canada

Organized by the

Canadian Society for Epistemology

Deadline for submission: Monday September 14.

Knowing how is a strange epistemic category. From the very beginning of philosophy, philosophers made a distinction between techne and episteme, the first one having basically no philosophical value and considered to be secondary. This has been more or less the standard philosophical position and it still is to some extent. Recent work on the subject has tried to show that knowing how could be reduced to knowing that. However, research in cognitive sciences sheds a new light on some aspects of knowing how and its relationships to knowing that. This year’s symposium will be devoted to exploring the various dimensions of these issues. What is the nature of knowing how? How is it related to knowing that? What areas of knowledge are touched by knowing how? What is the philosophical value of knowing how?

The languages of the symposium are English and French. Authors are invited to submit a 250 word abstract (in English or in French) for a paper of 20-30 minutes reading time. The deadline for submitting an abstract is Monday September 14. Abstracts can be submitted online.

For more information, visit the Symposium website at


or write to

Yves Bouchard yves.bouchard@usherbrooke.ca

David Matheson david_matheson@carleton.ca

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