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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them for attending to something else, namely the electric shock, and hence our
knowledge of them remains tacit. This is how we come to know these particulars,
without becoming able to identify them. Such is the functional relation between ...
We become aware of the feelings in our hand in terms of their meaning located at
the tip of the probe or stick to which we are attending. This is so also when we
use a tool. We are attending to the meaning of its impact on our hands in terms of
our awareness of contacts of our body with things outside for attending to these
things. Our own body is the only thing in the world which we normally never
experience as an object, but experience always in terms of the world to which we
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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