Can connoisseurship be taught? Here is what Michael Polanyi says:
Connoisseurship, like skill, can be communicated only by example, not by precept. To become an expert wine-taster, to acquire a knowledge of innumerable different blends of tea, or to be trained as a medical diagnostician, you must go through a long course of experience under the guidance of a master.
(Quoted from page 19 of "What is Kinesiology? Historical and Philosophical Insights," by Gregg Twietmeyer. Quest, Volume 64, Issue 1, 2012.)
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