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On explicit and tacit knowledge by Michael Polanyi

 


AuthorMichael Polanyi (1891 - 1976) Scientist turned Philosopher
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While tacit knowledge can be possessed by itself, explicit knowledge must rely on being tacitly understood and applied.

Hence all knowledge is either tacit or rooted in tacit knowledge.

A wholly explicit knowledge is unthinkable.

Michael Polanyi (1891 - 1976) Scientist turned Philosopher

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Quotations from Michael Polanyi:

 Into every act of knowing there enters a passionate contribution of the person knowing what is being known and that this coefficient is no mere imperfection but a vital component of his knowledge.

Michael Polanyi, (1891 - 1976) Scientist turned Philosopher



 While tacit knowledge can be possessed by itself, explicit knowledge must rely on being tacitly understood and applied.

Hence all knowledge is either tacit or rooted in tacit knowledge.

A wholly explicit knowledge is unthinkable.

Michael Polanyi, (1891 - 1976) Scientist turned Philosopher



 We know more than we can tell.

Michael Polanyi, (1891 - 1976) Scientist turned Philosopher



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