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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Tacit knowing is shown to account (1) for a valid knowledge of a problem, (2) for
the scientist's capacity to pursue it, guided by his sense of approaching its
solution, and (3) for a valid anticipation of the yet indeterminate implications of
The mind of those making discoveries seems merely to offer a suitable soil for the
proliferation of new ideas. Yet, looking forward before the event, the act of
discovery appears personal and indeterminate. It starts with the solitary
intimations of ...
I have shown how man can exercise responsible judgment when faced with a
problem. His decisions in casting around for a solution are necessarily
indeterminate, in the sense that the solution of an unsolved problem is
indeterminate; but his ...
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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