Behavioral and Brain Sciences



Open Peer Commentary
Dienes & Perner: Implicit and explicit knowledge

Conceptual multiplicity and structure


Norman R. Gall a1
a1 Department of Philosophy, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, R3B 2E9 gall@uwinnipeg.ca www.uwinnipeg.co/~gall

Abstract

Dienes & Perner make three mistakes in their account of the “natural language meaning” of implicit-explicit knowledge: They fail to take the multiplicity of use of a concept seriously enough, they arbitrarily separate use of a concept and its conceptual structure, and they tend to tailor their analysis for use by the Representational Theory of Knowledge.