Aristotle MeetsPolanyi: Exploring the tacit dimension of practical wisdom

Alan Tait, James B Johnston

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    Abstract

    This paper looks to explore the tacit dimension of practical wisdom or phronesis. It shows that recently the tacit dimension has been increasingly taken-for-granted in discussions of practical wisdom. Through a comparison of the work of Aristotle and Polanyi it shows that tacit knowledge is not a form of practical judgement, a process guided by practical judgement or a component of the knowledge that results from practical knowledge. Instead, it shows that it is one half of an ongoing process of action whereby an actor continuously draws particulars from experience based on his or her view of the good life – particulars which are then integrated to form a conception of the good life.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBAM 2016 Conference Proceedings
    PublisherBritish Academy of Management
    ISBN (Print)978-0-9549608-9-6
    Publication statusPublished - 8 Sept 2016
    EventBritish Academy of Management Conference 2016 - University of Newcastle, Newcastle, United Kingdom
    Duration: 6 Sept 20168 Sept 2016

    Conference

    ConferenceBritish Academy of Management Conference 2016
    Abbreviated titleBAM Conference
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    CityNewcastle
    Period6/09/168/09/16

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