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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Speaking more generally, the belief that, since particulars are more tangible, i
their knowledge offers a true conception of things is fundamentally mistaken. Of
course, tacit reintegration of particulars is not the only way to recover their
... it is itself fraught with further intimations of an indeterminate range, and that
furthermore, when we accept the discovery as true, we commit ourselves to a
belief in all these as yet undisclosed, perhaps as yet unthinkable, consequences.
It blindly accepts for this belief the scientific testimony of Marxism. Marxism
embodies the boundless moral aspirations of modern man in a theory which
protects his ideals from skeptical doubt by denying the reality of moral motives in
public life ...
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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