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Knowledge by Acquaintance

  • By: Declan Smithies
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Knowledge by acquaintance is knowledge of an object that depends solely on one's acquaintance with the object. By contrast, knowledge by description is knowledge of an object that depends on one's knowledge of descriptive truths about ...