Thought: A Journal of Philosophy 2 (2):166-177 (2013)

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B. R. George
Carnegie Mellon University
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This article presents a new criticisms of reductive approaches to knowledge-‘wh’ (i.e., those approaches on which whether one stands in the knowledge-‘wh’ relation to a question is determined by whether one stands in the knowledge-‘that’ relation to some answer(s) to the question). It argues in particular that the truth of a knowledge-‘wh’ attribution like ‘Janna knows where she can buy an Italian newspaper’ depends not only on what Janna knows about the availability of Italian newspapers, but on what she believes about the matter. This dependence of Janna's knowledge-‘wh’ on her (possibly false) beliefs is incompatible with the reductive approach
Keywords mention‐some readings  knowledge‐wh  embedded questions  reducibility  questions
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DOI 10.1002/tht3.88
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