Paul Nightingale, If Nelson and Winter are only half right about tacit knowledge, which half? The paper explores the inherent tensions in the relationships between different theories of knowledge. The paper shows how Polanyi's rather nebulous concept of tacit knowledge can be given a rigorous foundation in recent biological treatments that link neurological causal processes, subjective mental states and speech acts. The utility of the framework and the problems with this binary distinction are illustrated by showing the confusions behind recent theories that propose that information technologies allow the codification of tacit knowledge. Implications for science policy, technical learning, management and innovation are discussed. Most users should sign in with their email address.
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What Does Half Right Mean?
Every recruit needs to make it through Basic Training before they earn the right to be called Soldiers. Drill sergeants have just two goals: to break the civilian out of their platoon and to give recruits a crash course in military lifestyle. Some drill sergeants may impart all of their knowledge onto recruits in as short a time as possible. Others may humorously scold their platoon. Others still may take their anger out on their platoon. It's impossible to say exactly which kind of experience is in store for recruits because each drill sergeant is different. But what is near universal is their commitment to maintaining order and discipline. When they say any of the following, you know heads are about to roll. The command "Half right, face" means that you shift your current facing 45 degrees to the right.
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