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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It was only when the philosophy of Enlightenment had weakened the intellectual
authority of the Christian churches that Christian aspirations spilled over into
man's secular thoughts, and vastly intensified our moral demands on society.
Let me display the inescapable need for a traditional framework first in one
example of great modern endeavor, which may then serve as a paradigm for
other intellectual and moral progress in a free, dynamic society. My example will
be the ...
It respects the individual for being capable of such response: for being able to
see a problem not visible to others, and to explore it on his own responsibility.
Such are the metaphysical grounds of intellectual life in a free, dynamic society:
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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