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Dietz, Christina. (2022). Recognition. Erkenntnis. pp. 1-12.
AuthorsDietz, Christina

This paper offers an account of recognition and its relation to knowledge. One important observation is that while ‘know’ is a stative verb, ‘recognize’ is an achievement verb. A second is that ‘recognize’ is knowledge entailing, both when combined with a complementizer phrase and when combined with a noun phrase. The behavior of the latter kind of construction is particularly subtle and is the main focus of this paper. This paper ends with an interesting puzzle about object recognition.

Keywordsphilosophy of mind; epistemology; knowledge; object recognition; recognition; achievement verbs
Journal citationpp. 1-12
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Online10 Dec 2022
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Accepted10 Jul 2022
Deposited21 Nov 2023
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