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dc.contributor.authorMcGrath, Matthew
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-06T14:30:15Z
dc.date.available2016-06-06T14:30:15Z
dc.date.issued2017-01
dc.identifier.citationMcGrath , M 2017 , ' Knowing what things look like ' , Philosophical Review , vol. 126 , no. 1 . https://doi.org/10.1215/00318108-3683602en
dc.identifier.issn0031-8108
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 243201711
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 4d7d13ba-e16d-4626-8201-42b3611a8924
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85007372547
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000391075800001
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10023/8939
dc.description.abstractWalking through the supermarket, I see the avocados. I know they are avocados. Similarly, if you see a pumpkin on my office desk, you can know it’s a pumpkin from its looks. The phenomenology in such cases is that of “just seeing” that such and such. This phenomenology might suggest that the knowledge gained is immediate. This paper argues, to the contrary, that in these target cases, the knowledge is mediate, depending as it does on one’s knowledge of what the relevant kind of thing looks like. To make the case requires examining the nature of knowing what Fs look like. Is such knowledge to be understood as knowledge of a fact, or rather as a kind of ability? From the conclusion that the knowledge in the target cases is not immediate, the paper concludes that perception does not afford us immediate knowledge concerning objects’ kinds.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofPhilosophical Reviewen
dc.rightsCopyright 2016 by Cornell University. This work is made available online in accordance with the publisher’s policies. This is the author created, accepted version manuscript following peer review and may differ slightly from the final published version. The final published version of this work is available at https://doi.org/10.1215/00318108-3683602en
dc.subjectPerceptionen
dc.subjectKnowledgeen
dc.subjectAppearancesen
dc.subjectAbilitiesen
dc.subjectRecognitionen
dc.subjectB Philosophy (General)en
dc.subjectT-NDASen
dc.subject.lccB1en
dc.titleKnowing what things look likeen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.description.versionPostprinten
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studiesen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1215/00318108-3683602
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden


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