Aquaintive Knowing That One

'Acquaintive knowing that one' is mental structures for identifying relations determinate of the unique Q. 

Prerequisite to 'acquaintive knowing that one' is 'recognitive knowing that one'.


The following conditions must be met in order for a teacher (T) to determine that a student (S) has become acquainted with Q, the object of knowing:

S is acquainted with Q if and only if

  1. S recognizes Q. 
  2. S selects elements [qi ... qj] determinate of Q; and relations [ri ... rj] determinate of Q. 
  3. Q is a state of affairs. 
  4. T knows that the above conditions hold in order that S be acquainted with Q.

(George Maccia, cited in Frick [1997, p. 115]).

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