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The face-value theory, know-that, know-wh and know-how

The face-value theory, know-that, know-wh and know-how
The face-value theory, know-that, know-wh and know-how
For sentences such as (1) Columbus knows that the sea is unpredictable there is a face‐value theory, according to which ‘that’‐clauses are singular terms denoting propositions. Famously, Prior raised an objection to the theory, but defenders of the face‐value theory such as Forbes, King, Künne, Pietroski and Stanley urged that the objection could be met by maintaining that in (1) ‘to know’ designates a complex relation along the lines of being in a state of knowledge having as content. Is the theory safe, then? The aim of this paper is to show that a new problem for the theory arises if we consider some clauses other than ‘that’‐clauses.
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Felappi, Giulia
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Felappi, Giulia
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Felappi, Giulia (2019) The face-value theory, know-that, know-wh and know-how. Thought, 8 (1), 63-72. (doi:10.1002/tht3.406).

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For sentences such as (1) Columbus knows that the sea is unpredictable there is a face‐value theory, according to which ‘that’‐clauses are singular terms denoting propositions. Famously, Prior raised an objection to the theory, but defenders of the face‐value theory such as Forbes, King, Künne, Pietroski and Stanley urged that the objection could be met by maintaining that in (1) ‘to know’ designates a complex relation along the lines of being in a state of knowledge having as content. Is the theory safe, then? The aim of this paper is to show that a new problem for the theory arises if we consider some clauses other than ‘that’‐clauses.

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Accepted/In Press date: 7 December 2018
e-pub ahead of print date: 6 February 2019
Published date: March 2019

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Local EPrints ID: 427439
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/427439
PURE UUID: c34bde8c-57de-444b-867e-b41147c13891
ORCID for Giulia Felappi: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0110-6371

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Date deposited: 16 Jan 2019 17:30
Last modified: 10 May 2019 00:29

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