Understanding the Tacit

Understanding the Tacit

by Stephen P. Turner
     
 

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This book outlines a new account of the tacit, meaning tacit knowledge, presuppositions, practices, traditions, and so forth. It includes essays on topics such as underdetermination and mutual understanding, and critical discussions of the major alternative approaches to the tacit, including Bourdieu’s habitus and various practice theories, Oakeshott’s

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This book outlines a new account of the tacit, meaning tacit knowledge, presuppositions, practices, traditions, and so forth. It includes essays on topics such as underdetermination and mutual understanding, and critical discussions of the major alternative approaches to the tacit, including Bourdieu’s habitus and various practice theories, Oakeshott’s account of tradition, Quentin Skinner’s theory of historical meaning, Harry Collins’s idea of collective tacit knowledge, as well as discussions of relevant cognitive science concepts, such as non-conceptual content, connectionism, and mirror neurons. The new account of tacit knowledge focuses on the fact that in making the tacit explicit, a person is not, as many past accounts have supposed, reading off the content of some sort of shared and fixed tacit scheme of presuppositions, but rather responding to the needs of the Other for understanding.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415709446
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/08/2013
Series:
Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought Series, #81
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Stephen P. Turner is Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy at the University of South Florida.

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