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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To argue, as I do, that confidence in authority is indispensable for the
transmission of any human culture is not to demand submission to religious
authority. I admit that my reaffirmation of traditionalism might have a bearing on
religious thought, ...
This may be surprising, for modern science was founded through the violent
rejection of authority. Throughout the formative centuries of modern science, the
revolt against authority was its battle cry: it was sounded by Bacon and Descartes
The acceptance of scientific statements by laymen is based on authority, and this
is true to nearly the same extent for scientists using results from branches of
science other than their own. Scientists must rely heavily for their facts on the ...
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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