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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Any falling short of this ideal is accepted only as a temporary imperfection, which
we must aim at eliminating. But suppose that tacit thought forms an indispensable
part of all knowledge, then the ideal of eliminating all personal elements of ...
Could, in fact, my rebuttal of exactitude as the ideal of science open the way
toward a theory re-establishing the justification of moral standards? Let me take
my bearings once more from the questions which formed my point of departure.
... lines about the principal ideal of man which is at the core of his involvement in
a combination of extreme skepticism and perfectionism, for I have specifically
promised to find a place for moral principles safe from self-destruction by a claim
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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