Sunday, June 28, 2009

I read one essay in Laurence Prusak's Knowledge in Organizations

The essay I read seemed the most theoretical and shortest in this book. The essay citation is:
Polanyi, Michael. Tacit Knowledge in Prusak, Laurence. Knowledge In Organizations (Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann, 1997) at 135.
This was copyright to Polanyi in 1966. In this brief essay/lecture he explores tacit knowledge as a theory. He has some structure of a theory of this type of knowledge. In this type of knowledge we assume we do not know what we known. This type of knowledge can not really be known but we do know it under the surface of our thinking. He makes his argument referring to psychological experiments. These were popular in the 1960's and earlier. He claims to show that positivist science is a failure as scientific method and says objectivity is not a possible way to know the world. Scientific knowledge is best known and originally know through tacit knowledge.

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