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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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I am grateful to Yale University for extending to me the
invitation to deliver the Terry Lectures of 1962, from which this book has been
developed. The theme of the book took shape during my years at Merton College
I considered science there as a variant of sensory perception and developed this
view into three lectures on the subjects Science and Reality, Authority and
Conscience, and Dedication or Servitude. In my Gifford Lectures (Aberdeen,
We have seen how scientists, scattered over the globe, respond to one vast field
of potential thought, how each finds in it a congenial area to develop, and how
the results then coordinate themselves to produce a systematic expansion of ...
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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