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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It appears, then, that to know that a statement is true is to know more than we can
tell and that hence, when a discovery solves a problem, it is itself fraught with
further intimations of an indeterminate range, and that furthermore, when we
the paradigmatic case of scientific knowledge, in which all the faculties that are
necessary for finding and holding scientific knowledge are fully developed, is the
knowledge of an approaching discovery. To hold such knowledge is an act ...
Tb£jmnmses_of_jL working scientist are born of the imagination seeking
discovery. Such effort risks defeat but never seeks it; it is in fact his craving for
success that makes the scientist take the risk of failure. There is no other way.
Courts of law ...
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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