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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In other words, no level can gain control over its own boundary conditions and
hence cannot bring into existence a higher level, the operations of which would
consist in controlling these boundary conditions. Thus the logical structure of the
take in the question of how man came into existence, any more than it makes us
turn away from human history, literature, and arts to the history and ethology of
insects. It is the height of intellectual perversion to renounce, in the name of ...
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 ...
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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