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Tacit Knowledge (31 Dec 1997)
Polanyi's concept of knowledge is based on three main theses: First, true discovery, cannot be accounted for by a set of articulated rules or algorithms. Second, knowledge is public and also to a very great extent personal (i.e. it is constructed by humans and therefore contains emotions, "passion".). Third, the knowledge that underlies the explicit knowledge is more fundamental; all knowledge is either tacit or rooted in tacit knowledge.

Knowledge is thus not private but social. Socially conveyed knowledge blends with the experience of reality of the individual.
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