• 11-12:30: Eliot Michaelson (KCL)
  • Lunch
  • 1:30-3:00: Ellen Fridland (KCL)
  • 3:00-4:30: Jennifer Hornsby (Birkbeck) – ‘Against anti-philosophical intellectualism’ *

* Abstract

Jennifer Hornsby: I’ll argue that questions about the nature of knowing how should be answered in philosophy, not linguistics. (a) Gilbert Ryle’s conception of self-knowledge as requiring “higher order acts” prevented him from addressing questions about knowing-how such as arise in philosophy of action. (b) Jason Stanley’s various misinterpretations of Ryle readily lead to his assumption that Ryle’s anti-intellectualism is a thesis about ascriptions of knowledge.