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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Our own body is the only thing in the world which we normally never experience
as an object, but experience always in terms of the world to which we are
attending from our body. It is by making this intelligent use of our body that we
feel it to ...
And we have seen also that a true knowledge of a theory can be established only
after it has been interiorized and extensively used to interpret experience.
Therefore: a mathematical theory can be constructed only by relying on prior tacit
We have seen that the tradition of science induces its own renewal by bearing on
a reality beyond experience; now we find likewise that each scientist's knowledge
of his own neighborhood bears on the whole of science far beyond his own ...
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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