Does Not Reduce to Know-That
by Katalin Farkas
(knowing what, where, etc.) ascriptions are ubiquitous in many languages. One standard
analysis of know-wh
is this: someone knows-wh
just in case she knows that p, where p is an answer
to the question included in the wh-clause.
Additional conditions have also been proposed, but virtually
all analyses assume that propositional knowledge of an answer is at least a necessary condition
(even if it is not sufficient). This paper challenges this assumption by arguing that
there are cases where we have knowledge-wh
of an answer, for example, in
the cases familiar from arguments for the Extended Mind Hypothesis.