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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Here we have the basic definition of the logical relation between the first and
second term of a tacit knowledge. It combines two kinds of knowing. We know the
electric shock, forming the second term, by attending to it, and hence the subject
Thus the logical structure of the hierarchy implies that a higher level can come
into existence only through a process not manifest in the lower level, a process
which thus qualifies as an emergence. Once more, our understanding of this ...
Using all the weapons of our logical, mathematical, and technical armoury we try
to prove that our anticipations were false— in order to put forward, in their stead,
new unjustified and unjustifiable anticipations, new 'rash and premature ...
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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