Unpacking the Tacit

UNCP Author/Contributor (non-UNCP co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Dr. David H. Nikkel, Professor of Religion & Department Chair (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
Web Site: http://www.uncp.edu/academics/library

Abstract: In Understanding the Tacit, Stephen Turner contends that 1) neo-Kantian frameworks,understood as identical (tacit) possessions collectively shared, do not exist and 2) incommunicating with a person from another perspective, a speaker is not making explicitone’s tacit knowledge, but rather improvising an articulation relative to a given context.Turner establishes the first point in convincing fashion. However, he does not allowfor the possibility of similar tacit knowledge that is in some sense “shared.” WhileTurner has positive things to say about the embodied nature of tacit knowledge, othercontentions seem to undermine the crucial nature of embodiment. Turner is also correcton his second point, though he could have strengthened his argument by recognizingPolanyian implications and insights on the difficulty or impossibility of making thetacit explicit.

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Tradition & Discovery: The Polanyi Society Periodical, 41:3
Language: English
Date: 2015
tacit knowledge, Davidson, Donald, neo-Kantianism, framework, worldview, Polanyi, Michael, from-to structure of knowing, embodiment, mirror neurons, explicitation of the tacit

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