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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for the principles of each level operate under the control of the next higher level.
... entity formed by them.6 Accordingly, the operations of a higher level cannot be
accounted for by the laws governing its particulars forming the lower level.
successive working principles control the boundary left indeterminate on the next
lower level. Voice production, which is the lowest level of speech, leaves largely
open the combination of sounds into words, which is controlled by a vocabulary.
If each higher level is to control the boundary conditions left open by the
operations of the next lower level, this implies that these boundary conditions are
in fact left open by the operations going on at the lower level. In other words, no
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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