Construing Polanyi's Tacit Knowing as Knowing by Acquaintance Rather than Knowing by Representation

Tradition and Discovery 29 (2):26-43 (2002)
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This essay proposes that Polanyi’s tacit knowing – specifically his conception of tacit knowing as cognitive contact with reality – should be construed as fundamentally a knowing by acquaintance – a relational knowing of reality, rather than merely the underlying subsidiary component of explicit representational knowledge. Thus construed, Polanyi’s theory that tacit knowing is foundational to all human knowing is more radical than is often supposed, for it challenges the priority status of explicit representational knowledge relative to tacit acquaintance knowledge, which has been the dominant paradigm for most of the Western epistemological tradition
Keywords Major Philosophers  Philosophy and Religion
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DOI 10.5840/traddisc2002/200329224
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