on 10 July 2013
For those of us with an interest in knowledge qua knowledge, tacit knowledge presents itself as a difficult nut to crack, particularly in these (somewhat lamentable) days where evidence- based practice is seen to be the standard against which all else is measured. Gascoigne's account is lucid, accessible and compelling. It draws on a number of extant theories regarding the case for the centrality of locating tacit knowledge as a core component within any framework to account for knowledge production and use and highlights well the relevance of tacit knowledge in all that we do, particularly in relation to professional practice. For those of us initiated into the craft of epistemology and all its complexities, this text is essential and balanced reading.