Kenneth McIntyre

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Kenneth McIntyre is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Sam Houston University. He is author of The Limits of Political Theory: Oakeshott's Philosophy of Civil Association (Imprint, 2004) and Herbert Butterfield: History, Providence, and Skeptical Politics (ISI Books, 2014).

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For the past two hundred years or so, philosophers, sociologists, and political theorists who have been skeptical about the claims of modern scientistic or rationalistic epistemology have relied upon some version of the concept of tacit knowledge or one of its cognates to support an alternative account of the grounds of human beliefs and actions.[1]  These thinkers have claimed that…