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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When I asked him about the pursuit of pure science in Soviet Russia, he said that
pure science was a morbid symptom of a class society; under socialism the
conception of science pursued for its own sake would disappear, for the interests
Scrutinize closely the particulars of a comprehensive entity and their meaning is
effaced, our conception of the entity is destroyed. Such cases are well known.
Repeat a word several times, attending carefully to the motion of your tongue and
Such a conception goes beyond the range of human performances to include all
biotic levels within a human being and throughout the realm of animals and
plants. It reveals the stratified universe of living things. Within an organism, each
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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