This paper looks to explore the tacit dimension of practical wisdom or phronesis. It shows that recently the tacit dimension has been increasingly taken-for-granted in discussions of practical wisdom. Through a comparison of the work of Aristotle and Polanyi it shows that tacit knowledge is not a form of practical judgement, a process guided by practical judgement or a component of the knowledge that results from practical knowledge. Instead, it shows that it is one half of an ongoing process of action whereby an actor continuously draws particulars from experience based on his or her view of the good life – particulars which are then integrated to form a conception of the good life.
|Title of host publication||Conference Proceedings from the 2016 British Academy of Management Conference|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||British Academy of Management|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 5 Sep 2016|
- tacit knowledge
- practical wisdom