The Conceptual Distinction between Propositional and Skillful Knowing

  • William E. Smythe
Conference paper
Part of the Recent Research in Psychology book series (PSYCHOLOGY)


A conceptual analysis of the distinction between propositional and skillful knowing is presented, in terms of the technical language of propositional attitude theory. The two types of knowing are shown to differ in important ways with respect to such features as content, objective correlate, Intentional modality, mode of representation, direction of fit, and associated boundary conditions.


Truth Condition True Belief Propositional Knowledge Intentional Modality Associate Boundary Condition 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • William E. Smythe
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  1. 1.University of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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