KNOWING HOW – International Symposium
November 6-7, 2015
University of Montreal
Pavilion Lionel-Groulx room C-2059
Organized by the Canadian Society for Epistemology
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?
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Attendance is free for visitors.