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Jonathan Birch (LSE): “Shared Know How”

3 November 2015, 2:00 pm3:30 pm

Abstract: Know how is distinguished from other epistemic states by its special role in basic intentional action. I argue that we can characterize a shared epistemic state, ‘shared know how’, that plays an analogous role in basic intentional joint action. This leads to the question: how does shared know how relate to individual know how? Does the former reduce to the latter, or is it a sui generis phenomenon? I argue that, while there are serious obstacles to a fully reductionist account, an ‘almost reductionist’ account is more promising. This account, if correct, helps shed light on the distinctive epistemic value of practising together.

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Date:
3 November 2015
Time:
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
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Organiser

Philosophy, Logic & Scientific Method
Email:
philosophy-dept@lse.ac.uk

Venue

LAK 2.06
Lakatos Building
London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom
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Website:
http://www.lse.ac.uk/