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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them for attending to something else, namely the electric shock, and hence our
knowledge of them remains tacit. This is how we come to know these particulars,
without becoming able to identify them. Such is the functional relation between ...
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
Inanimate nature is self-contained, achieving nothing, relying on nothing and,
hence, unerring. This fact defines the most essential innovation achieved by the
emergence of life from the inanimate. A living function has a result which it may ...
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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