What is implicit knowledge? How should it be defined?
The distinction between explicit and implicit/tacit has played a prominent role in the discussions concerning scientific change, including scientonomic discourse. As such, having a clear definition of what implicit means is an important task.
In the scientonomic context, this question was first formulated by Hakob Barseghyan and Maxim Mirkin in 2018. The question is currently accepted as a legitimate topic for discussion by Scientonomy community. Implicit (Mirkin-Barseghyan-2018) is currently accepted by Scientonomy community as the best available definition of the term. Implicit (Mirkin-Barseghyan-2018) states "Not explicit."
|Community||Accepted From||Acceptance Indicators||Still Accepted||Accepted Until||Rejection Indicators|
|Scientonomy||28 December 2018||The publication of Maxim Mirkin's The Status of Technological Knowledge in the Scientific Mosaic is an indication of the acceptance of the term by the community.||Yes|
|Implicit (Mirkin-Barseghyan-2018)||Not explicit.||2018|
|Community||Theory||Accepted From||Accepted Until|
|Scientonomy||Implicit (Mirkin-Barseghyan-2018)||1 September 2019|
|Modification||Community||Date Suggested||Summary||Verdict||Verdict Rationale||Date Assessed|
|Sciento-2018-0011||Scientonomy||28 December 2018||Accept the three-fold distinction between explicit, explicable-implicit, and inexplicable.||Accepted||The consensus on this modification emerged primarily off-line. It was agreed that "the modification should be accepted".c1 It was also agreed "that the three-fold distinction is to be accepted as it introduces a distinction between explicable-implicit and inexplicable and thus contributes to the clarity of discussions concerning implicit and explicit."c2||1 September 2019|
In Scientonomy community, the accepted definition of the term is Implicit (Mirkin-Barseghyan-2018). It is defined as: "Not explicit." Implicit is the opposite of explicit and, thus, it doesn't require more than a very minimalist definition. This definition creates a strong link between the two concepts and won't require any changes in the definition of implicit when the respective definition of explicit happens to change. Read More