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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... mental powers of comprehension are akin to each other, but I believe that they
both embody principles that are not manifest in the realm of inanimate nature.
Indeed, I regard the presence in living beings of such principles as an
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 ...
And once this distinction is accepted and allowed for, the autonomous thrust of
evolutionary ascent is as clearly manifest as the growth of an individual from a
germ cell. To deny it recognition, because scientists have decided that for their ...
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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