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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Biologists think that the substitution of this task for their declared aim is justified,
for they assume that a machine based on the laws of physics is explicable by the
laws of physics. My first point is that biologists are mistaken in assuming this.
ciples, which tell us how the machine works. These operational principles include
the definition of the parts composing the machine and give an account of their
several functions in the working of the machine; they also state the purpose
But how can a machine which, as an inanimate body, obeys the laws of physics
and chemistry fail to be determined by these laws? How can it follow both the
laws of nature and its own operational principles as a machine? How does the ...
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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