John Gunkler (jgunkler@sprintmail.com)
Thu, 14 Jan 1999 10:54:37 -0600

Replying to LO20349 --


Isn't it amazing how one's language determines how one is able to think
about things? (I think this is called the Whorfian Hypothesis in

In English we often don't distinguish tacit knowing from explicit knowing.
But we do have distinct words we sometimes use for this purpose, namely:
"intuit" and "know." I believe we usually mean explicit knowing when we
use "know" (although we're very sloppy about this) and tacit knowing when
we use "intuit." (I'm not enough of a linguist to be sure that "intuit"
captures exactly the same meaning as "saber" and "savoir.")


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