Polanyian in Spirit

Tradition and Discovery 25 (1):12-20 (1998)
Abstract
Walter Gulick criticizes The Social Theory of Practices for its non-Polanyian views of the problem of the objective character of tacit knowledge, its insistence that there should be plausible causal mechanisms that correspond to claims about tacit knowledge and its “social” transmission, and its denial of the social, telic character of practices. In this reply it is asserted that the demand for causally plausible mechanisms is not scientistic or for that matter non-Polanyian, that the book has a view of objectivity that parallels Polanyi’s own, and that the idea of telic practices is subject to the same problems over mechanism as non-telic ones, with the additional problem that telic concepts need supra-individual feedback mechanisms, of which no plausible examples exist. In each case, the non-social or personal explanations of the phenomenon of “practice” are better than the “social” ones. The discussion concludes by posing the challenge of connectionism to Polanyi, as well as the opportunity it presents
Keywords tacit knowledge  practices  Polanyi  connectionism
Categories (categorize this paper)
ISBN(s) 1057-1027
DOI 10.5840/traddisc1998/19992515
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history
Request removal from index
Download options
Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 29,440
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Prolegomena to a Polanyian Theory of Practice.Walter B. Gulick - 1998 - Tradition and Discovery 25 (1):6-11.
From Morality to Spirituality.Charles Lowney - 2010 - Tradition and Discovery 37 (1):19-38.
Virtues, Ideals, and the Convivial Community.Walter B. Gulick - 2003 - Tradition and Discovery 30 (3):40-51.
The "Tacit" and the "Personal".Gabriella Ujlaki - 1994 - Tradition and Discovery 21 (2):8-10.
Making Tacit Knowing Explicit.Kieran Cashell - 2008 - Tradition and Discovery 35 (2):48-59.
Reconsidering the Value of Equality.Iwao Hirose - 2009 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 87 (2):301-312.
Embodied Knowing.Kyle Takaki - 2009 - Tradition and Discovery 36 (2):26-39.
Recognizing Tacit Knowledge in Medical Epistemology.Stephen G. Henry - 2006 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 27 (3):187--213.
Social Mechanisms and Causal Inference.Daniel Steel - 2004 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 34 (1):55-78.
Obituary for Edward Shils.Stephen Turner - 1995 - Tradition and Discovery 22 (2):5-9.
Added to PP index
2012-03-18

Total downloads
67 ( #79,826 of 2,180,171 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
4 ( #68,631 of 2,180,171 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads
My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.

Other forums