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 Sep 2016
EventBritish Academy of Management Conference 2016 - University of Newcastle, Newcastle, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Sep 20168 Sep 2016

Conference

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

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