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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Moreover, in both these instances of our entry into the particulars of a
comprehensive entity, we meet something that accounts for the coherence of the
entity. In one case we meet a person skillfully using his body and, in the other, a
New standards of plausibility and of scientific interest are thus initiated and
eventually established. The movement will start in one field and gradually diffuse
into all others. This is how science is steadily reshaped and yet its coherence ...
Our age has seen an unprecedented wealth of literary and artistic movements
growing into coherence. The ideas of the Enlightenment bred scientism and
romanticism in a multitude of connected forms; and since the turn of 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