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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esses of emergence. If each higher level is to control the boundary conditions left
open by the operations of the next lower level, this implies that these boundary
conditions are in fact left open by the operations going on at the lower level.
The first emergence, by which life comes into existence, is the prototype of all
subsequent stages of evolution, by which rising forms of life, with their higher
principles, emerge into existence. I have included all stages of emergence ...
This stratification offered a framework for defining emergence as the action which
produces the next higher level, first from the inanimate to the living and then from
each biotic level to the one above it. This holds both for the development of an ...
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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