Knowing Things and Going Places
Quill Rebecca Kukla (Georgetown University, Hunter College (CUNY), Universität Hannover)

March 14, 2022, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Department of Philosophy, University of Warsaw

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The Analytic Philosophy Department, University of Warsaw invites you to a talk by Quill Kukla (Georgetown University) entitled "Knowing Things and Going Places". The talk will be on Monday, MARCH 14, 15.00 CET, and is part of the deparment's regular seminar. Below you can find the abstract of the talk. Please note that the talk will be in person! If you're in Warsaw and interested in particiapting, please write to [email protected].


When I say "I know Sarah", or "I know Berlin", what sort of knowledge am I claiming? Such knowledge of a particular is, I claim, not reducible to either propositional knowledge-that or to traditional physical know-how. Mere, bare knowledge by acquaintance also does not capture the kind of knowledge being claimed here. Using knowledge of a place, as my central example, I argue that this kind of knowledge-of, or 'objectual knowledge' as it is sometimes called, is of a distinctive epistemological sort. It is a genre of inherently first-personal aesthetic knowledge, but it is also, like know-how, an active skill. I end by exploring a couple of classic problems in aesthetic epistemology, applied to the case of knowledge-of as active aesthetic knowledge.

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