The Tacit Dimension
Anchor Books, 1967 - 108 Seiten
"I shall reconsider human knowledge by starting from the fact that we can know more than we can tell," writes Michael Polanyi, whose work paved the way for the likes of Thomas Kuhn and Karl Popper. The Tacit Dimension argues that tacit knowledge--tradition, inherited practices, implied values, and prejudgments--is a crucial part of scientific knowledge. --From publisher's description.
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I think that Dilthey and Lipps described here a striking form of tacit knowing as
applied to the understanding of man and of works of art, and that they were right
in saying that this could be achieved only by indwelling. But my analysis of tacit ...
Biologists pursuing the aim of explaining living functions in terms of machines
have achieved astounding success. But this must not obscure the fact that these
advances only add to the features of life which cannot be represented in terms of
Indeed, the process by which it will be brought to light will be acknowledged as a
discovery precisely because it could not have been achieved by any persistence
in applying explicit rules to given facts. The true discoverer will be acclaimed for ...
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - thcson - LibraryThing
This book contains, or at least it's based on, a series of lectures given by Polanyi in the 1960's. It's quite short and only gives a basic introduction to Polanyi's philosophy of science, so ... Vollständige Rezension lesen